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Jun.28.2012
Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and the others. Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Timeswas not merely the best writer but the single greatest sports columnist who ever lived—period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing—e.g., “a strike zone the sizeof Hitler’s heart”—Murray was a...
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Apr.14.2009
In sweltering heat of September of 1970 on Legion Field, the USC Trojans and the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide played a game that defined the emancipation of the South from its sordid history of racial segregation. When USC's black running back Sam The Bam Cunningham ran roughshod all over...