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Old 03-08-2019, 04:59 PM
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Default RIP Dan Jenkins

One of the great writers on sport and on life. I met him at the premiere of "Baja Oklahoma" and asked him to sign my copy of "The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Fate". He set his drink, took my book and said, "So you're the one who bought it."
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Life Its Ownself was funnier than any book had a right to be.
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Life Its Ownself was funnier than any book had a right to be.


I've never read any of his work, but I'm taking your recommendation and ordering a copy.


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Also Dead Solid Perfect, and Semi-Tough. All hysterical if you like sophomoric humor that is very politically incorrect.
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Don't be surprised if you get hooked and wind up reading everything he wrote...he was that good.
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Did he write a book about Doak Walker?

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He wrote two of the best football books ever; SATURDAY AMERICA in 1970 and in the late 90's or early 200's he wrote I'LL YOU ONE THING which is his history of college football and the old Southwest Conference. In it he gives his idea of what each year's top 20 should've looked like and who he thinks should have won the Heisman.

I have all of his golf books too but I run against the grain, I think his college football work was even better!
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I read Life Itsownself when it first came out decades ago and pretty much laughed out loud the entire time. My wife asked to see what was so funny and she didn't get it at all, and probably at that point wondered who she had married.
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This is the first Masters without Dan Jenkins since 1951 when Truman was president and Hogan ruled the course. He covered 68 of the tournaments in Augusta. Again, RIP.
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