Once again, I apologize for turning to the sports pages for data. But, you know, I am an "Excellence Freak." Can you believe it? Jerry Rice had caught a pass in every game he played (274) since ... 1 December 1985! YE GADS! ALMOST 20 YEARS! NFL ball is injurious to the body, TO PUT IT MILDLY, but into his 40s Jerry R achieved a Level of Excellence ever-so-rarely seen. WOW! The streak was snapped this past Sunday, but I contend it hangs in there with DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. (Full disclosure: I'm an avid 49ers-Raiders fan. For us West Coasters, it's allowed to love both hometown teams.)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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