Saturday, November 11, 2006

This is one hell of a show +++

Click here: PBS: Think Tank: Uncovering Clemente, Baseball’s Last Hero

I really enjoyed taping this one.

I love the "sports and society" theme, i.e. Jackie Robinson, ping-pong diplomacy, soccer wars.

I plan to write a Next Book on Jews, Blacks and and Adolph Rupp.

Any info much appreciated.

BTW, Blog-pal survey:

What do you think of posts marked (><) ?

I like 'em and intend to keep on doing my thing, but I'd like your views...

Ben


1 Comments:

Anonymous Jon said...

I tried to reach you previously when you mentioned this book you're planning to write, but never heard back.

Since I am an authority on Adolph Rupp and recently have gotten more in-depth in studying the New York basketball scene in the 1940s and early 1950s, I'm interested in this topic and your take on it.

Stanley Cohen already wrote a book about the CCNY team and the 1951 gambling scandal, as did Charley Rosen. I'm curious what your book is going to be about, what you expect to offer to the topic and how you plan on incorporating Adolph Rupp into it. ? FWIW, my impression from reading and talking to a number of people is that what they THINK they know about Rupp turns out more often than not to be removed from reality. I think this is a case where truth is actually stranger (and vastly more interesting) than the generally assumed fiction.

I'd appreciate if you emailed me at jpscott@hotmail.com

Thanks

Jon

November 13, 2006  

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