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Sportswriting Legend Dan Jenkins Passes Away

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by mikeot, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. mikeot

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  3. MakeMineMoxie

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    Semi-Tough, Life Its Own Self, and Dead Solid Perfect are a great trilogy. Looks like I'll be digging out those 3 for a re-read.
     
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  5. mikeot

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    My favorite quote from Sally's eulogy:


    "A new manuscript of a novel my father just finished is still open on his desk — he was working on it on his last day at home before he fell and broke his hip and the congestive heart failure had its final say, from all the bacon and cigarettes. The novel, titled “The Reunion At Herb’s Café,” tells readers where his major fictional characters ended up. (It will be published by TCU Press.) His most famous and true creation was Billy Clyde Puckett, a sort of composite of all the dashing NFLers he knew. I stood over the manuscript this morning in tears, then read a line and almost spit my coffee.

    In the book, Billy Clyde is a retired old man, with two dogs.

    He named them Tom and Giselle."
     
  6. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Dan Jenkins was such an influence on my life growing up - I read an anthology of his golf writings many, many times, and I was so pleased to have met him once at a Golf Digest gathering when I worked there. "All the bacon and cigarettes" sounds pretty much like the way he would have wanted to go.
     
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    Three-pack-a-day Winston habit. Dies at 90. Genes.
     

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