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Old 07-11-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
john garfield
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Default Re: Sugar ray robinson

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Originally Posted by Nemesis
The one that Dave Anderson did was very good IMO.

a minor complaint was that you didnt feel like you knew Robinson any better, still an excellent interesting read all the same
Not knowing Robinson is not a "minor complaint" for me, N; it's the most important of all. Without a fully-realized picture -- with all the dark sides (and he had many), he doesn't breathe life.

Nothing would detract from his accomplishments, but we could walk away knowing who he was.

Dave Anderson's an excellent sports writer, but it takes the sensibility of a W.C. Heinz to do it. Read his profiles of Robinson, Graziano, Basilio and "Bummy" Davis.
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