Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scott Ostler with a fascinating article on U.S. Olympic team in '68

Scott Ostler writes: "...The real Dream Team was the 1968 U.S. team at Mexico City..."

A great line: "...[Spencer] Haywood's main obstacle was a passport. He was born in rural Mississippi, where black births were not officially recorded. The State Department scrambled frantically, ultimately verifying Haywood's birth through the handwritten records in his mother's family Bible..."

Amazing. Fact is stranger than fiction and, sadly, this wasn't all that many years ago.

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