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FOOTBALL: FACTS AND FORM
?Thanks, but the season's form isn't doing Hickman any favors. So far, as of Saturday, Oct. 5, his Hunches are 45 right, 25 wrong and five ties.—ED.
NEBBISH: DEFINITION OF
In true Nebbish fashion the cartoonist's name was blurred.
?The artist's name is Herb Gardner. His drawings wander through ashtrays, glasses, napkins, greeting cards, etc. The Nebbish, according to Gardner, is "the kind of person who, when he walks into a room, it is as though somebody has just left.... While not quite a leader of men and not quite suited to the debonair role and not a winner in any race, his eyes are forever fixed on his own fuzzy star, just beside the point, stalwartly nebulous, wearing his galoshes, he is ever with us."—ED.
BOXING: HAS IT COME TO THIS?
These are questions that those who follow boxing must now be asking themselves if they were fortunate enough to see middleweight champion, Sugar Ray Robinson, decisively defeat Carmen Basilio, only to lose the official decision. Basilio had only three things going for him in this fight—stamina, youth and almost unbelievable courage. Any other fighter must have gone down to stay in the face of Robinson's furious late round assault, and the left hand displayed by Sugar Ray all through the fight has to be one of the most educated of all time.
I only hope that Sugar Ray, and those who would attempt to emulate him in the future will not be downhearted; for if this is the case, boxing will not only lose much of its color, but also many of its fans.
BOXING: THE SEEING EYE