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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Draft Day

Kevin Costner for some unknown reason gets marquee billing in this star- studded film. Despite the love interest of Jennifer Gardner, the coach being portrayed by Dennis Leary, and his mother being none other than Ellen Burstyn. Oh yea did I mention the presence of Sam Elliot. I guess he is really living in his field of dreams to get top billing here. While I am not usually a huge fan of Costner he does well here. Every guy in America knows what happens during the NFL season. As a result many men lock themselves in the during the football season. Very few of these armchair quarterbacks are aware of what goes on behind the scenes, or more particular what happens on ‘draft day’. This film brings light to such a subject. If you have ever had a very stressful day at work, then try watching this film and see if it compares. This movie grabs you in from the very first scene and never lets you go until the end. This film is 110 minutes of unbelivable tension and energy that you won’t for get for a long time. Sports films are a dime a dozen. This picture however brings light to a whole new part of the NFL season. They say Rome was not built in a day; a championship football team can be however. Grade A

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm