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'COMING BACK'

'COMING BACK'

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November 14th "In my next life I want to come back as a sports writer." --Richard M. Nixon Just so you don t think my life is full of drudgery, last month I went to a University of Memphis football game and even got mentioned the next day in the Commercial Appeal sports section. Here, with permission of Scripps Howard, is a reprint of the blurb (okay, I didn't get permission).
  • ['Former Memphis Flyer editor DENNIS FREELAND attended a Tiger game for the first time this season and sat in the press box where he has been a fixture for years. Freeland, of course, has had surgery for an incurable brain tumor and said that he felt strong enough to make it to the Liberty Bowl on Saturday. 'When greeted by a friend who said he had heard rumors that he might make the game, Freeland responded, "Yeah I heard those rumors, too. I heard them before I even decided to come. That is why I am here."' -- Phil Stukenborg and Gary Parrish]
I have missed the camaraderie of the press box all these days. It was great to be back. One reporter suggested my wife must have dressed me because my colors matched and I even had socks on! He was right. Thanks to Bob Winn and his staff for making me feel welcome. Thanks, also, to my Polish transportation team, Larry Kuzniewski and Chris Przybyszewski. So, for the first time in my life I agree with Tricky Dick. I think I, too, would like to come back as a sportswriter. All the best, Dennis

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