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These Three Gentleman Jocks Rock At Writing

by Jon Reiner
Sep 19, 2011

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There used to be a character type in America I like to call the "gentleman jock." Champions on the athletic field and scholars off it, they were modern-day incarnations of the classical Greek mind-and-body model. Some of them even wrote books. By themselves.

Three in particular are welcome reminders of the uplifting qualities of sports while depicting the games as reflections of their imperfect larger cultures.

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