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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.
--OCTOBER 19, 1998
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."
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--NOVEMBER 5, 1973
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."