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OT: Just the occasion of Army playing football in New York City. . .

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. . .the other day (vs. UConn at new Yankee Stadium) compelled me to go back and read what Grantland Rice wrote in the New York Herald-Tribune on October 18, 1924. This column remains the ultimate standard of sportwriting. Here's the opening paragraph:

"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below."

Gives me goosebumps every time I read it.
 
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