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SCORECARD
Edited by Steve Wulf
August 03, 1987
ON THE EDGE
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August 03, 1987

Scorecard

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"And what did the 4,500 of us who witnessed the fight think? We had seen Joe Bugner the fighter, not the actor. We were starting to believe."

SCORE IT AN ERROR

Two Minnesota Twins, Roy Smalley and Kirby Puckett, were talking the other day when Smalley said to Puckett, "That's a Freudian slip."

"I don't know anything about a Floridian slip," said Puckett.

"No, that's what Gary Hart did," said Smalley.

GENTLY DOWN THE STREET

Ashrita Furman rowed from New York City to Philadelphia on July 17, which might not seem that remarkable except that he did it on U.S. 1. Furman, a Queens, N.Y., health food store manager who is in the Guinness Book of World Records for such unusual pursuits as marathon somersaulting and pogo-sticking under water (SCORECARD, March 2), propelled his rowing machine on wheels approximately 73 miles in just over nine hours.

As Furman began his journey on a Staten Island bridge, a policeman sang, "Row, row, row your boat..." over his car's loudspeaker. Furman's brakes did not work very well and his gears got stuck, so he had a little trouble on the hills. But all in all, he enjoyed himself. "Right at the end, I toyed with the idea of continuing on to Washington," he says. "Land-rowing could be a valid sport. I'm serious."

Why did Furman do it, besides the lure of Guinness? "I wanted to do something special for the 200th anniversary of the Constitution," he says. We're sure the Founding Fathers would have appreciated the gesture.

THE MAN IN BLUE

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