Uncle Mort and Biases….

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By Dr. Don Newbury

You can look it up.” Late sports writing giant Blackie Sherrod was fond of using this quote. He repeated it often in a half-century of columns, attempting to keep sports in the context of a larger world.

He died years before the “Google Age,” but if he were still clacking out journalistic brilliance on his old upright typewriter, he’d take his observations—and bluffs—even further.

Yep, old Blackie would have enjoyed field days of “fun-poking” at today’s “holier than thou” assertions, his tongue rubbed raw from repeated wallowing in his cheek….



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