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They should retire his number

They should retire his number

When my husband the sportswriter walked onto the Penn State campus as a freshman nearly 50 years ago, the first thing he did was go watch the football team practice. If someone had told him he would make his living watching athletes play sports, he wouldn't have believed his luck.

We "met" when he was phoning in results from a golf tournament to the Associated Press bureau in Pittsburgh. He thought he'd play a trick on the new girl by making up names and scores for as long he could get away with it; I never caught on, and, embarrassed, he admitted the ruse. I cursed him and slammed down the phone.

Later, he would look at himself wearing surgical scrubs at the birth...