Newspapers have their Headlines Examined
With the US eliminated from the World Cup, some in the American media are at the their cheekiest writing headlines about the games yesterday. Some of our favorites:
Ghan-ers: Cup now all empty for U.S.
It’s clever with that pun, sophisticated with that half-full, half-empty metaphor, and is just melancholic enough not to seem trivializing. Well done Boston Herald.
End of a Reyna: Veteran done with U.S. duty
This one applies similar structure and sophistication with the veteran/duty thing, but it feels like one of those headlines that this guy has been saving for Reyna’s entire career. Boston Herald again.
Here today, Ghana tomorrow.
Not only is the LA Times demonstrating that they know how to FIND the online idiom dictionaries, but they know how to USE the online idiom dictionaries.
Bad penalty call punctuates ineptitude as U.S. World Cup ends.
Really rolls off the tongue. And I’m not quite sure whose ineptitude was punctuated. The final question: “Shouldn’t the U.S. have done better?” makes the whole article worthwhile.SoccerTimes
Time runs out on USA
I’m pretty sure no one from USA Today even watched the game.