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KING OF THE SPORTS PAGE
Rick Reilly
April 21, 1986
Jim Murray, who reigns as America's premier sports columnist, keeps 'em laughing despite a series of tragedies that have burdened his life
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April 21, 1986

King Of The Sports Page

Jim Murray, who reigns as America's premier sports columnist, keeps 'em laughing despite a series of tragedies that have burdened his life

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He fingers the frame, clears his throat.

"The final curtain is pretty bad, isn't it? The last scene, the last act, is pretty bad." Pause.

"Put it this way," he says. "It'll never sell in Dubuque."

You laugh. But Murray doesn't. He just smiles.

Fooled 'em again.

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