Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gwyneth Paltrow Fan Club headquarters
    Posts
    17,260
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    28790

    Mysterious Entry in Phil Hersh's Autobiography

    From the "Biographies" section of the Chicago Tribune website:

    A German publication, SportIntern, ranked me among the 100 most influential people in international sport for the final 10 years it did those rankings.
    And from the bio on his blog:

    In 2011, the German sports publication, SportIntern, named Hersh among the most influential people in world sports, the 11th time he has earned that annual recognition.
    I've searched on several sites online and can find nothing about this publication, not even an active website. Most of the Google hits are for an organization called SportIntern that was involved in workers' sports in the 1930s, or hits referring back to Phil's biography. This site indicates that there was a US trademark application for a magazine by that name, published by a German company, but it's been cancelled:
    http://www.trademarkia.com/sport-intern-73493745.html

    Does anyone know anything more about this publication?
    You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"

  2. #2
    Port de bras!!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Ravenclaw
    Posts
    30,106
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    33169
    Perhaps a German speaker could Google it to help solve the mystery?
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Havering-atte-Bower
    Posts
    3,482
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0


    I did some investigating and found this!

    Perhaps Phil, who is no doubt reading this, could post something on his Twitter feed.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    South of New York City
    Posts
    2,062
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    The FSU detectives have a new case to solve!

    ETA: Apparently, "Sports Intern" is a German newletter published in English by Karl-Heinz Huba.
    It's a subscriber-only emailed newsletter that is sent out 3 or more times each week.

    BBC Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ma/4652319.stm

    This is an article from 5/2010: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/USTA...n_20100529.pdf
    (Hosted on the US Tennis Association website - subscription information in the footing.)
    Last edited by FigureSpins; 03-25-2011 at 11:29 PM.

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    There's one near you!!! :)
    Posts
    3,952
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by FigureSpins View Post
    ETA: Apparently, "Sports Intern" is a German newletter published in English by Karl-Heinz Huba. It's a subscriber-only emailed newsletter that is sent out 3 or more times each week.
    "Karl-Heinz Huba"? Wait a minute--isn't that the nickname Phil's old college buddies used to call him???

    The FSU detectives have a new case to solve!
    Well, this is definitely a riveting mystery. My advice: Keep your eyes on the butler, because that's where the action is going to be next.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    South of New York City
    Posts
    2,062
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    That would explain the Munich newsletter written in English, but wouldn't someone have ratted him out, like the BBC or the US Tennis Assoc?

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    There's one near you!!! :)
    Posts
    3,952
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by FigureSpins View Post
    That would explain the Munich newsletter written in English
    I was only kidding about the nickname, but it wouldn't surprise me if there's some cronyism going on here. I'd also like to know how many "subscribers" the newsletter has. More than the speed limit, I wonder?

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    556
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by neptune View Post
    "Karl-Heinz Huba"? Wait a minute--isn't that the nickname Phil's old college buddies used to call him???



    My advice: Keep your eyes on the butler...

    My advice: Keep your eyes on the butter (it's a lot more interesting).

    -

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    2,775
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    After meeting Phil a few years ago and observing his d0ucheb@ggery first hand, I wouldn't put it past him to fluff his own feathers any way he can, even if it means false credentials.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •