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Body Talk

So this passes for sports analysis in the NYT? The paper asks body-language experts to figure out what’s wrong with the NY Giants:

Fiel, seeing Shockey’s colorful tattoos and unruly blond curls for the first time, gave this assessment of his mind-set:

“Oh, is he mad,” Fiel said. “He looks mean and very tough. But I like him. I want him to be my bodyguard. He’s scary. But he’s authentic.”

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After the rookie defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka failed to tackle Young on a critical play late in the fourth quarter, Reiman wondered why Coughlin did not offer encouragement.

“I don’t see any positive reinforcement from the coach,” Reiman said. “He always seems to have a downtrodden look.”

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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