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Old 06-26-2008, 10:07 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by Hawg73 View Post
I never met Dan Pires, but reading between his lines I sensed that he did not look at the Planet like many Patriots writers would-- that we were a collection of internet weenies-- but rather living, breathing people that posted here because we loved the Pats. That put us under the very large column of his that was titled "People I like".

I think, no, I KNOW, that Dan Pires was a writer who wrote because he loved them too, it was his passion and that showed not only in the words that he wrote in the ST, but his interaction with us
this is what struck me, Hawg, when I was talking with Steve DeCosta @ the S-T yesterday and he said how Dan had no formal training as a journalist yet his writing never revealed that

when I read Dan I could tell he gave a damn about what he wrote because he gave a damn about those of us who would read what he wrote

and he was just like us -- a regular peep who happened to be able to write sports for other peeps who love sports as much as he did

which is the main reason why I am feeling his passing so strongly :(

quick Steve DeCosta story......

Steve & Dan went together to cover 2 of the Pats SBs and shared a hotel room both times. Seems that Danny was a deep sleeper who loved to saw down South American rainforests at night. Steve finally couldn't take it any more and had to go out and buy ear plugs to get some rest. "I never thought one man could make such a noise and not wake himself up like that!!", Steve told me yesterday

this might be the one instance where Dan wasn't doing something nice for others around himself

I can hear Dan now: "Boy did I get a good sleep in last nite, Steve.....why you look so tired Bro?"
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