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No High School Charley Horseshit

When I first saw Patrick Hruby’s long piece for ESPN on Doc Ellis I thought to myself: Do we really need another Doc Ellis story? Then I read it and was duly impressed.

Hruby is a talented writer. Check out this story for  Sports on Earth on why he won’t be watching football this year; or this piece on professional video game players, or “Murder By Cricket” which was featured in The Best American Sports Writing 2008

Yeah, Hruby is a good one.

[Photo Credit: Ray Stubblebine/AP]


1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 30, 2012 5:54 pm

Nice! The cricket story was incredible. I was also impressed by his take on the NFL.

Like that photo with Swingin' Chuck Mangione too!

2 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 31, 2012 6:39 am

That's a fantastic photo. At first I didn't know what was going on until I saw Chuckie in the background.

Man, I wore out "Feels So Good" when I was in high school. Couldn't get enough of that album.

3 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 31, 2012 7:35 am

Loved the story. There's a lot more to the man than I imagined.

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