FanShot

One of Canzano's most out-of-control columns

7

I have never been a fan of John Canzano's rather, shall we say, over the top way of writing, but today's column about Kevin Love's family takes the cake. It's the usual blend of Canzano-style hamfistedness and self-insertion, just taken to extremes. My favorite part was his encounter with Przybilla. Did it really go the way Canzano described it? Did Joel see him with a far-off look in his eye and say hey, John, a penny for your thoughts? Seriously? But most of all, this column was a masterpiece of paragraphs that aren't really paragraphs, just quick declarative statements isolated to look more meaningful and dramatic than they really are. If you follow the bald-faced wonder at any length, you know this is Canzano's calling card as a literary stylist. Here are, verbatim, whole paragraphs from today's column: "Emily Love is 15." "What?" "You were expecting Kevin here?" "Not one." "Not two." "But three." "And maybe it's right there." "Not weird before." "Weird now." "And that really tells you all you need to know." Does this man have an editor? Because that's what I want to know. It's the least we can ask. As readers of Portland sports media.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker