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In Paul Harvey’s “For What It’s Worth Department” there was a story about a man named Speedy Morris.


Speedy was a basketball coach for LaSalle University. He was shaving one day when his wife called out to tell him he was wanted on the phone by Sports Illustrated. Speedy Morris was so excited by the prospect of national recognition that he nicked himself with his razor and ran –with a mixture of blood and lather on his face—down the hall promptly falling down the stairs. Limping and in some physical distress he finally got to the phone and the voice on the other line said: “For just seventy five cents an issue you can get a one year trial subscription….”


SOURCE: Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations and Quotes, 2000, pg. 222.

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