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Remember The Titans
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Sports Illustrated

IT'S DIFFICULT to imagine an athlete better suited for his time than Red Grange. Born in 1903, football's first superstar played with a ballerina's grace and a bull's power, but as Gary Andrew Poole shows in The Galloping Ghost, there was more. "With his swiveling hips," Poole writes, "sexuality permeated his running style." In an era when football players seemingly started games bloody and muddy, the Illinois and Chicago Bears star had an ardent female fan base...