Originally published in January 1970 in Jock magazine. The author, Bill Conlin, died on Thursday. He was 79. Conlin was a legend in his native city who wrote elegantly and hilariously about Philadelphia sports in the days before he allowed himself to become a grouchy old fud. He spent the last decade of his career in a comical and occasionally knowing feud with the internet and modernity in general. In 2011, three women and a man alleged that Conlin had sexually assaulted them in their youth. Conlin, who had a series of grim exchanges with Deadspin's A.J. Daulerio the night before the story broke, immediately resigned from the Philadelphia Daily News. He was never charged, the statute of limitations having long since expired.
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