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Playing With the Prose
September 27, 2004
A quick trip through some of the best writing from 50 years of SI--in 60 words or less
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September 27, 2004

Playing With The Prose

A quick trip through some of the best writing from 50 years of SI--in 60 words or less

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STEVE RUSHIN

Bobby Knight likes to say of sportswriters, "We all learn to write by the second grade; most of us move on to bigger things." Most of us stop throwing chairs and calling ourselves Bobby by the second grade too.

Road Swing

--OCTOBER 19, 1998

ROBERT F. JONES

I am put in mind of a remark my daughter made when she was three years old and saw her first mounted deer head. She stared at it for a long time, then said firmly, "The rest of him lives in the wall."

Encounter at the Summit

--NOVEMBER 5, 1973

JOHN PAPANEK

It was in circa 44 B.C. that the guy who owned the dice in the original Palace, Emperor Augustus (a.k.a. Octavian, or Easy Eight) first uttered the immortal words, "Compus chumpus"--or, "If the man wants to play, let Caesar pay his way."

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