Real talk about the “Talk about” question from Grantland’s Bryan Curtis

Real talk about the “Talk about” question from Grantland’s Bryan Curtis

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The Worst Question in Sports: What We Talk About When We Say ‘Talk About’ by Bryan Curtis at Grantland, is a terrific piece on two levels.
First, it’s just a good, solidly reported opinion story. Curtis analyzes the ubiquity of the sports-media question that begins with “Talk about …” as well as it’s cousins, “How big was …” and “Walk me through …” He also marshals a metric ton of examples, complete with video embeds and links…

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