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On College Football: For 40 years, this guy delivered the goods

On College Football: For 40 years, this guy delivered the goods

My first recollection of the Los Angeles Times is my dad parking his delivery truck outside our house whenever he had a drop-off in La Habra.

My second is scribbling on the blank pages of printing-press paper my sisters and I used for coloring and homework.

The third is my pop, who worked graveyard for 10 of his 37 years in The Times' transportation department, slamming the newspaper down on the kitchen table the morning after Robert Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.

My fourth is hearing a high school English teacher praising the work of Times sports columnist Jim Murray.

I was all newspaper in — hook, headline and sinker.

That guy I...

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