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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Wilbon says young journalists ‘look like [bleep]’

(Michael Wilbon)
I didn’t make it to Tuesday night’s “Remembering Shirley Povich” event at the University of Maryland, but I sure wish I had been there to hear Michael Wilbon critique the sartorial sense of today’s young sports writers.

“Young journalists, in the main, look like [bleep],” Wilbon reportedly said, according to two different people who were live-blogging the proceedings, plus an e-mailer. “Don’t do that,” Wilbon advised.

(Full disclosure: I’m probably no longer considered “young,” but I definitely dress like an unemployed college vagabond who drinks coffee and readers Walker Percy all day.)

The University of Maryland-sponsored live blog also reports that Wilbon said Povich was known for being an impeccable dresser and was rarely seen without his gray fedora, and that he looked like a million bucks covering events, wearing a coat or tie or both.

And then there was this quote from Tony Kornheiser, on the perks of fame: “You can help your friends, crush you enemies and get a good table at the Palm.”

By  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Categories:  Media | Tags:  Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser, Shirley Povich

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