"Every night is election night on the sports desk” is a saying popular at the sports departments of newspapers and television stations. Election night is a busy night for news; the saying implies that there’s always something happening in sports.
“In the sports department’s world, ‘every night is election night’” has been cited in print since at least 2002.
How to Save Newspapers from Advocacy Journalism
By Michael A. Raffaele
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc.
In the sports department’s world, “every night is election night.”
No Time Outs:
What it’s really like to be a sportswriter today
By Christopher J. Walsh
Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Pub.
We had an adage at my first paper: “Every night is election (or war) night in sports.”
Sports Journalists Forum
Quote from: Dude on November 07, 2006, 03:22:32 AM
And what’s your standard comeback for all the snide “sports guys don’t really work” comments from newside? I’m looking for something a little bit fresher than, “It’s election night every night in sports.”
While Rochester Slept
Election night can be busy, depending on your perspective
Posted by Chad Roberts • October 29, 2008 • 7:02 am
There is an old saying in sports departments all over the country — possibly the world:
“You know what election night is called in the sports department? It’s called EVERY NIGHT.”
Professional Feature Writing
By Bruce Garrison
New York, NY: Routledge
Every night is election night in the Sports department.
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Andrew Phelps, Nieman Journalism Lab | Mar. 16, 2011, 12:10 PM.
As the old saying goes in newsrooms, every night is election night on the sports desk.