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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Updated: September 29, 10:23 AM 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 time, we asked for six-worders about Jeremy Shockey.

Our winning entry: " 'Break a leg' - New York Giants" (Johnny, North White Plains)

We also liked: "'What, a Manning played here, too?." (Ryan, Albuquerque)

And: "He's a Saint, but no angel." (Rob M., Philadelphia)


This week's topic: ALEX OVECHKIN Sidney Crosby might get all the props from the casual fan, but Alex Ovechkin just might be the best pure scorer the NHL has ever seen. Can he make the Caps a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup and step out of The Kid's shadow?

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.