A biographer's responsibility is to the truth. Sometimes that truth hurts and shatters illusions. In Sweetness, Payton emerges more human for his flaws, more admirable for his pain. Some prefer that their heroes remain two-dimensional, like the number 34 posters on their bedroom walls. For the rest Sweetness is a revelation, and a welcome one.
47 This Shaqtacular Sentence:
"My movies were not what you'd call award-winning. But doing Blue Chips was a blast."
—From the Big Retiree's 2011 biography,
48 Bit Players
Athletes keep popping up on TV and in the movies. And in 2011, especially in the case of one winking Bill Buckner, that was for the most part a good thing. Here, an indexed recap.