NFL.com Redefines Burying The Lede

In journalism, the failure to mention the most interesting or attention grabbing elements of a story in the first paragraph is sometimes called “burying the lede.”

nfl-on-iphone.jpgLet me begin by burying the lede!

I know. It should be lead. God only knows why, but lede is the form used in this phrase.

Anyway, back to the story at hand.

The Patriots played the Tennessee Titans in a raging snowstorm at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. The Pats annihilated the Titans. It was 45-0 at halftime. The final was 59-0 and it really should have been 61-0 save a blown call on an obvious Titan safety.

So what’s the lead on this screen cap from NFL.com on my iPhone? “Titans: Stopped Patriots on 4th down.”

Nice try, but I don’t think so.

2 Responses to “NFL.com Redefines Burying The Lede”

  1. rick says:

    the real buried lede for the fox family would be the eagles loss to the (gasp) raiders.

  2. Lou says:

    I am a Patriots fan, but it was just astounding how bad the Titans played. The Titans have played in bad weather, but hapless doesn’t even describe their performance today.

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