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End of an era

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Hubert Mizell:
Reelin’ in the Years

Reelin' in the years
Around the world and back again
Hubert's final column
Reactions from his colleagues
Facts, figures

Send your regards
Mizell's columns will continue to appear on Sundays inside the Times Sports section starting on June 3, but if you would like to say goodbye, you can write him at: Hubert Mizell, P.O. Box 726, Nellysford, VA 22958.

Or send him email at: mmizell02@earthlink.net.  

 

Mizell by the numbers

42 football bowl games
33 Masters golf tournaments
32 Final Fours
31 Super Bowls
16 World Series
12 U.S. Opens (golf)12 Kentucky Derbies
9 PGA championships
8 Wimbledons
6 British Opens
6 Summer Olympics (Munich, Montreal, Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta)
4 Winter Oympics (Lake Placid, Sarajevo, Calgary, Albertville)
3 U.S. Opens (tennis)
3 Indianapolis 500s
3 Ryder Cups (golf)
1 World Cup (soccer)
1 Evel Knievel near-jump of Snake River Canyon in Idaho

Favorite college football settings

1. Notre Dame
2. Florida
3. Nebraska
4. Florida State
5. Ohio State
6. Georgia
7. Michigan
8. North Carolina
9. Georgia Tech
10. Penn State

Favorite (and highly quotable) athletes with whom to deal

1. Arnold Palmer
2. Steve Young
3. Pete Maravich
4. Jack Nicklaus
5. Magic Johnson
6. Martina Navratilova
7. Richard Petty
8. Warren Sapp
9. Nick Price
10. John Lynch

Most honorable athletes I've known

1. Lee Roy Selmon
2. Nancy Lopez
3. Tony Dungy
4. Archie Manning
5. Arthur Ashe
6. John Lynch
7. Danny Wuerffel
8. Shane Battier
9. Cal Ripken
10. Steve Young

Stadiums in which I least enjoyed working

1. RFK, Washington
2. Patriots, Foxboro
3. Shea, New York
4. Yankee, New York
5. Tiger, Detroit

Most mesmerizing interviews

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Bobby Jones
3. Jackie Robinson
4. Joe DiMaggio
5. Red Grange
6. Charles Atlas
7. Jesse Owens

Twenty highest impact athletes

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Jackie Robinson
3. Billie Jean King
4. Michael Jordan
5. Tiger Woods
6. Pele
7. Wayne Gretzky
8. Joe DiMaggio
9. Arthur Ashe
10. Arnold Palmer
11. Jack Nicklaus
12. Richard Petty
13. Jim Brown
14. Martina Navratilova
15. Magic Johnson
16. Larry Bird
17. Joe Montana
18. Carl Lewis
19. Jesse Owens
20. Bobby Knight

Favorite sportscasters

1. Pat Summerall
2. Jim McKay
3. Bob Costas
4. Jack Whitaker
5. Howard Cosell
6. Jack Buck
7. Vin Scully
8 Chris Berman
9. Lindsey Nelson
10. Dick Vitale
 
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