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Coming to a Mountain Near You
Rick Reilly
August 06, 2001
As you know, federal law stipulates that each summer every American family must drive at least 14 hours in a Plymouth Voyager with no air conditioning to visit Mount Rushmore, just so the children can estimate how many canoes they could stuff up Teddy Roosevelt's nostrils.
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August 06, 2001

Coming To A Mountain Near You

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Boxing ( Detroit)—Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Teofilo Stevenson.

Horse racing ( Lexington, Ky.)—Secretariat (other three too far behind him to make them out).

Jockeys (Tiny Town, Colo.)—Tod Sloan, Eddie Arcaro, Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay Jr.

Ping-Pong ( Tacoma, Wash.)—Wang Tao, Lu Lin, Liu Guoliang, Forrest Gump.

Golf ( Pinehurst, N.C.)—Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods.

Coaches ( Oxford, Ohio)—Vince Lombardi, John Wooden, Tom (Old Stone Face) Landry, Bela Karolyi.

Track ( Eugene, Ore.)—Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Paavo Nurmi, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Field ( Lawrence, Kans.)—Jim Thorpe, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Al Oerter, Rafer Johnson.

Auto racing ( Talladega, Ala.)—A.J. Foyt, Alain Prost, Richard Petty and my whole durn Fram- Pennzoil-Goody's-Headache-Powder crew.

Fiction ( Springfield)—Chip Hilton, Gil Thorp, Roy Hobbs, Sam Malone.

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