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Letter: Just who is Willie Griffin?
Letter: Just who is Willie Griffin?
Item IDEgyptian19681211Just.tif
TitleLetter: Just who is Willie Griffin?
AuthorM. Michael Glauberman
DescriptionTo the Daily Egyptian: Just who Is Willie Griffin?
The Daily Egyptian sports writers do not seem to know.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 December 11
Volume50
Issue52
SectionLetters
Page(s)4
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptLetter: Just who is Willie Griffin?

To the Daily Egyptian: Just who Is Willie Griffin?
The Daily Egyptian sports writers do not seem to know. Ask any basketball fan and he'll tell you that "Spider" Griffin Is the man with the moves. He's the man who, when he takes his man to the basket, draws the crowd on its feet screaming collectively for more.
Along with a 3S-foot Dick Garrett Jumper or a Chuck Benson stuff, Willie's drives are crowd pleasers.
But ask any Dally Egyptian sports writer and you'll probably find that Willie Griffin is merely a seven-rebound or a 12-polnt statistic.
The crowd at a SIU basketball games is essentially tbe same at nearly every game. This crowd, according 10 the Impressions left
by tbelr articles, seems to be lacking tbe Dally Egyptian sports writers. From tbe context of tbelr bland and dry articles, it seems that they write tbelr stories from tbe next day's statistics. It would belp show the players tbeir credit due by, at the least, having said writers attend the games. This way they could describe long Jump shots. blocked shots, great defends, exceptional drives, and coordinate them with statistical Information for more colorful reporting.
If the sports writers do In fact attend, then perhaps they should sit on the edges of their seats, open their eyes, stand up and shout, and become part of the game. Maybe this way they can add a little to their substandard Journalism.
M. Michael Glauberman
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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