The Minority (White) Quarterback

October 24, 2014 With Ira Berkow

Ira Berkow of the New York Times was the most interesting sports writer we ever encountered–not merely for his knowledge of the technical sides of baseball, tennis, football, etc. but because of his great skill in painting verbal portraits of the performers, brilliant, superhuman, eccentric and/or merely human. Essentially he was a novelist let loose upon the field and in the ring. And here he is in a tale-telling session back in 2002.