Sports Guys: Insights, Highlights and Hoo-hahs From Your by Gene Fox
By Gene Fox
It is not likely the Midwest will ever see a extra eminent band of activities men. they're invoice Grigsby, Joe McGuff, Len Dawson, Don Fortune and Harold Ensley.
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Lenny the Cool" and his career will always be remembered in MidAmerica. His name is prominently and rightfully displayed on the Chiefs' Hall of Fame Ring at Number One Arrowhead Drive. The Golden Throat As long as I can remember, Don Fortune has been a fixture on the airwaves in Kansas City. Surely, he must predate the Chiefs' arrival in Page 10 Mid-America. Life was very simple in sports in the early 1960s as the Chiefs helped establish Kansas City as a successful sports town. " I do a lot of driving back and forth to the airport and have probably heard various versions of Don Fortune's sports reports and call-in shows 100 times or more.
Sprenger, like many of the reporters who covered the Chiefs in the early days, came from an era that is so unlike today. Even when negative stories had to be told and reporters and public relations directors found themselves on opposite sides of that story, there was more of a gentlemanly approach. As a result, both sides could always talkno matter what. "We'd go have a lunchor a dinner," Sprenger said. "It was a good time to just talk, without pad or pencil. During those 15 years the Page 15 organization wasn't always easy to defend.
Perhaps it is hard to imagine a man projecting a quality of dignity and grace by simply sitting on a bar stool. But he did, in large measure. Page 14 In a hushed tone, I told the others not to look around just yet, but Joe DiMaggio was at the end of the bar. All of us but Becky cooed with delight. " Without waiting for our explanation, she turned and peeked at the man at the end of the bar. Becky's face suddenly lit up in recognition. "Oh, cool . . it's Mr. " It probably was a recurring dilemma for DiMaggio.