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An Ogre Encounter

AZhot Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:33 PM
This seems to be what's missing in the world of sports today. There are still some players with this type of character, but they are far few and in between. Thanks for the great story.

In the summer of 1975, four dozen kids hung like monkeys off of a chain link fence waiting for members of the Chicago Tribune’s College All-Star team to exit their locker room after the first day’s practice.

Evanston, Illinois was (and is) a fairly cosmopolitan suburb, just north of Chicago and home to Northwestern University. From 1934 to 1976 the Tribune sponsored a game between pro-bound college players and the NFL champions that was played in late July at Soldier Field. The College All-Star team spent a few weeks every year working out in preparation for their scrimmage against the...