Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle until I read every column and box score and injury update.
I don’t sit on the bundle any more, though I still do usually read the sports section first. But the interest is waning, and a lot has to do with how the daily newspaper – specifically our own Fort Worth Star-Telegram – feeds us those sports nuggets.
As with many in this business, I have been watching the fallout as the local paper laid off or gave buyouts to so many editors and reporters. Among those at the S-T who got the axe were two veteran sports reporters, hunting/fishing writer Bob Hood and car racing beat reporter John Sturbin.