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Asking the Important Questions About Michael’s Sportswriting Job in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’

2020’s summer blockbuster season has been put on hold because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the movies from the past that we flocked out of the sun and into air conditioning for. Welcome to The Ringer’s Return to Summer Blockbuster Season, where we’ll feature different summer classics each week. Sportswriters are not a stereotypically sexy group. If you made an amalgam of everybody’s first thoughts when asked to picture “a sportswriter,” you’d get a middle-aged guy wearing a sweater vest that used to fit, about 150 complimentary pregame chili cheese dogs ago. We sportswriters love sports, but there are generally a few pointed reasons why we had to give up playing them. However, there is one shining example of a stud sportswriter: Michael O’Neal, the male lead in the 1997 rom-com My Best Friend’s Wedding.

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