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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Updated: July 16, 12:45 PM ET
SPORTS AND THE SIX-WORD STORY


Inspired by SMITH Magazine's Six-Word Memoir project and its best-selling book (see below), The Mag.com wants your teeny take on the wide world of sports (capitalize that and it's a registered ABC trademark, btw.)


Each week we'll choose a topic—the Yankees, Brett Favre, steroids—and ask you to submit six words that sum up the topic best for you. Be bold. Be clever. Be PG-13 or cleaner or we won't post it! Need an example? Last week we asked for six-worders about Yankee Stadium.

Our winning entry: "Future parking lot that Ruth built." (Art, Ocoee)

We also liked: "'Don't leave without us! -Aura, Mystique" (Erin, Manhattan)

And: "Some great memories, many strange odors." (Elliot, Washington D.C.)


This week's topic: FANTASY FOOTBALL AND YOU! In the latest issue of The Mag, we've got our annual fantasy football preview, which will give you everything you need to rule your league this season. But fantasy sports is not a new phenomenon—it's our new favorite pastime, and everyone's got a story about it. But can you sum up yours in just six words?

About The Book

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure collects almost 1,000 six-word memoirs, including additions from many celebrities including Stephen Colbert, Richard Ford, Sebastian Junger, Dave Eggers, Aimee Mann, The Mag's own Chuck Klosterman and more.