Monday, November 20, 2006

sportswriter grammar

Don Banks:
"Ben Roethlisberger helps put the Steelers in a 13-3 fourth-quarter hole at Cleveland -- throwing three interceptions, including one for a Browns touchdown -- before he mustered a pair of scoring passes to spark a 21-point final quarter in Pittsburgh's 24-20 comeback win."

I'd never before seen the present tense and the past tense used together in the same sentence in quite this way.

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