September 26, 2003

A thinking man's man's man.

George Plimpton died last night.
He was one of those rare people who actually does everything that the rest of us just sit and dream about.
An excellent writer, a sometime actor, frequent talking head, and most notably, the everyman of professional sports.
He played with the Detroit Lions, pitched to Willie Mays, and boxed with Archie Moore.
He founded the Paris Review.
He tried out as a trapeze artist with the circus.
May we all strive to the zest for life that George Plimpton displayed.

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

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