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posted: 3/5/2013 5:00 AM

Where's the beef in sports column?

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In his review of the Daytona 500, which encompassed half of the front page in the Sports section, Mike Imrem devoted the vast majority of his tabloid-style article to Danica Patrick and commented only on the sensationalism of a female driver. No references to her past accomplishments as a driver, only to her current tabloid relationship. Imrem proudly stated he doesn't "know a carburetor from a windshield wiper," or "a dipstick from a grilled cheese sandwich." On the front page of Sports.

The Associated Press coverage of the race was on Page 5. Don't motor sports enthusiasts deserve better treatment than this: prominent, front-page coverage of "sizzle" and incidental, Page 5 coverage of "steak"?

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Dennis Costis

South Barrington

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