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  1. LagoonGator68

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    Sun probably made an executive decision to drop Sports Section due to lack of traffic.
     
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      Now comes the interesting part. Finding someone who’s willing to fill the void while needing a roommate to afford the low salary.
       
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      • G. Gordon Gator

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        I'm only a few minutes in, never heard of the guy before, and my sides already hurt from hysterical laughter. The one about the poster for the missing cat killed me. "No Reward!" :rotfl:

        @bradgator2, were your email exchanges with "the brass" totally fabricated, or was it their actual replies to your phony messages?
         
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          David Thorne is absolutely hilarious and you’re correct in that it can consume hours of your time. :lol:
           
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            "Hampsters"



            Alex.
             
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              can we get the story on how brad shut down the GS board please. thats always fun to read.
               
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                I would think Robbie would be the first to go. Pat looks like the kind of guy who would completely sell out his associates.
                 
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                  Robbie volunteered to come out of pocket to enlarge his cubicle and keep his $23,000 salary.
                   
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                    This is the kind of job that could get a young journalist exposure and a great stepping stone to something bigger - even Crucial moved up after being there. I would think there would be some ambitious guys willing to do it for peanuts. Literally peanuts.
                     
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                      Your gerbil did.
                       
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                        Am I the only one that sees Dooley and see the end of the movie Tusk.

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                          Didn't he already leave a few years ago? I could swear he retired then came back. Not personally a fan, he's pompous, but I sure wish I could retire so good on him.
                           
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                            Good. Maybe we can see Pat's stuff without the paper sticking their hand out first. He should take Robbie with him and keep doing the videos.
                             
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                              • SGG

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                                Gets me every time. :lol:
                                 
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                                  Spot on right. You’ll note Dooley made zero mention of sliding into planned unemployment, but rather noted all the independent projects he would be taking on. The awful economics of print journalism have, for better or worse, left him and his longtime sidekick scrambling for a living.
                                   
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                                    The only real takeaway for me is the Gainesville paper is on the rocks. Dooley's lip-smacking was my only real beef with him (I broke a decent set of headphones against the wall) - you can see worse from hacks like Bianchi at the Slantinel and our resident Tampa jackal Fenelly, who showed his prowess by keeping the Gators at #8 after beating #5 UGA so he could stick CincyFingNatti and BYU ahead of us. The Sun has shown zero leadership letting its once-breathing forum die, and now finishing off their wobbling sports department is the smartest thing these fuchs could come up with.
                                     
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                                      The homeless shelters start accepting holiday RSVPs around this time. There’s a lot of jockeying around for space among the scribes. I think the Sun was looking to get a leg up on its competition.
                                       
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                                        Welcome back!
                                         
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                                          This is accurate. As far back as the early 2000's it's been this way. I have no idea why anyone would even consider a journalism degree. Had some exposure to Gannett during that time because of a deal I was working, and it was mind-blowing. I also dated a girl with one from UF and aside from knowing how to write AP style, it was useless and she couldn't afford to pursue her career because of the pay.

                                          Great body though.
                                           

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