Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Idea Needed

Yesterday afternoon at Borders, I flipped through The Grand Slam, Mark Frost's newish biography of golfer Bobby Jone, who, according to the flap copy, almost single-handedly lifted the low spirits of Depression-era Americans through his perseverance and triumph on the links. But last night at UA Kaufmann/Astoria multiplex, I found out it was actually boxer Jim J. Braddock who was responsible for lifting the low spirits of Depression-era Americans through his persevance and triumph in the ring. And what makes me really confused is that prior to yesterday, I was sure it was actually Red Pollard and Seabiscuit who were responsible for lifting the low spirits of Depression-era Americans through their perseverance and triumph on the track.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

The question I always have is if in fight between FDR (wheelchair only), Seabiscuit, Braddock, Bobby Jones, Hitler (hey gotta have one bad guy), and Joe Dimagio for the soul of America during the depression whom would win?

Personally John Wayne would probably kick all of their asses.