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Doing Just Fine
Thank you for your update on Earl Campbell (Life's Roses and Sausages). Campbell was my boyhood hero, so while I was saddened to read about his struggles with pain and addiction, I was heartened to hear that he is recovering and has raised two sons to be as tough as he is.
Jay Wellman, Dublin, Ohio
Your article reminded me of a quote from former Oilers coach Bum Phillips. When asked if Campbell was in a class by himself, Phillips responded, "Earl may not be in a class by himself, but whatever class he's in, it doesn't take long to call the roll." It's clear that assessment of Campbell still holds true.
Paul Rosen, Arlington, Va.
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