AWSI: Bravo! Great Fosse Reference in The Athletic …

We introduced the “SNapkin” concept in this post. Here’s another to peruse and ponder.  Enjoy!—The Gang


We couldn’t believe our eyes (and ears) when this reference appeared in a hockey article we were perusing at The Athletic.

We played really good then made some big errors in the third. None bigger than me trying to get my stick back on the game-winner — and it ends up costing us getting to overtime…

Thus spoke Ron Hainsey in a story written by James Mirtle, who used the descriptor that still has us laughing:

This was the faceoff play where he lost his stick, and no, it wasn’t pretty. With Hainsey frozen at the top of the circle with jazz hands, Alex Killorn was able to slip into the slot uncontested…

Note: We added the bold for emphasis.

So, why are we laughing?

It is the image painted in the mind’s eye. First, was Bob Fosse followed by… Homer Simpson.

AWSI, writers who use awesome descriptors are awesome. We owe it to ourselves to slow down and read leaning in — focused on what’s being said and how. Too much time is being spent scanning. If you stop and read you just might discover something delightful in an unexpected place (like this example of Jazz Hands in a piece on hockey. Go fig!).

And The Enchanted Jukebox Sez…

Swingin’ with Fosse!


Thanks for reading & listening!

—Dossie & The Gang

P.S. We’d love to hear about your #SCMF findings. Don’t be shy!


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