Milt Campbell: The World’s Greatest Athlete You Never Heard Of | Talking Points Memo

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In 1991 Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated sports columnist Jim Murray called Milt Campbell “as magnificent an athlete as anyone who came before or after him.” Nine years later, the legendary Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan said that Campbell was “the greatest athlete who ever lived.”


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Why has the headine writer assumed I have never heard of Milt Campbell? I think it rude to make assumptions like that.
Sports are basically devoured at chez darr. Especially road cycling. How many winners in the points category at the Tour de France does the writer know? Hmmm?

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Helsinki Olympics were 1952, not 1954 as the pic caption says. Just sayin’.

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True and this Canadian remembers him playing football in Toronto. He wasn’t the only player in a mixed marriage. One of my high school football coaches was ( or is ) married to a white woman. He played for the Argos around the same time as Mr. Campbell.

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Rise and Shine TPM

I’m sure there is something happening in the world.

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Well Afghanistan is being overrun by the Taliban.

And Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle continues.

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I remember Milt Campbell.

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Well, TPM could have posted “Tucker Carlson: The Worlds Greatest Asshole You Wish You Never Heard Of”.

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I looked up the roster Toronto Argonaut in 1964 and did a bit of research. That team had some of the best players that ever played up here.

Jackie Parker; He played halfback, quarterback, and wide receiver, as well as a placement kicker and punter. An all American from Mississippi State, he was named the CFL’s Player of the Quarter Century, and is a member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Dick Shatto; Shatto played fullback, halfback, slotback, and flanker. He established 15 Argonaut club records and over 12 seasons he scored 542 points with 91 touchdowns, three converts, and one single. He was the eastern scoring leader in 1963 with 81 points. During 1962, 1963 and 1964 he was the Eastern Conference Leader in Pass Receptions with 47, 67, and 53 respectively. His alma Matter was U of Kentucky.

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Slow news week, I guess…

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This guy needs an intervention

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Kim “Mongo” Raisner.

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Beat me to it.

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Powerful fire tornado in California is latest extreme weather sign - BBC News

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Wow, Reich is optimistic?

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OH how true… how true. I sometimes wonder what it was that sent Tucker down the rabbit hole of the right wing. I call it “right wing” because it’s not normal conservatism he espouses. His version is waaay to divisive. And full to the brim with hate and code words for “the Other” and how dangerous and infective those folks with brown skin are.

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Alex Jones? How about an intake interview?
It’ll afford him the 24 hour help he might benefit from.

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This is all true

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