Kwan heds on thin ice
As Tom Mangan has often written, when writing heds about major events, reject the first thought that comes into your mind, because everyone else will have thought it, too -- the definition of trite.
So, of course, Michelle Kwan's withdrawal from the Winter Olympics brought the usual crop of heds that strove for the gold, but came up lead. A partial list, courtesy of Google and my own searching:
A Kwan song - The Columbia (S.C.) State
Kwan dive -- Slate. Perhaps my least favorite
Kwan song ends on sad note -- Rocky Mountain News
Injury leads to Kwan song -- Houston Chronicle
Kwan's song: A legacy without gold -- Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call
But I have a soft spot for Canada's Calgary Sun, which put it succinctly but still with punch: Kwan quits
That's all that needed to be said.