Ed Driscoll

MORE ON BULLET BOB: Frank

MORE ON BULLET BOB: Frank Luksa, longtime Dallas Cowboys beat reporter, has a nicely balanced look at the ups and downs of Bob Hayes’ career. I love this exchange:

In my last chat with Hayes a year ago, he chose winning the 100-meter final in Tokyo as his crowning athletic achievement. He said Jesse Owens left the stands to remind him that the U.S. lost this event in 1960 to Armin Hary of Germany.

“We want it back, but you have the worst lane … No. 1,” Owens worried. Hayes replied: “I didn’t come here to lose. Americans don’t say, ‘We’re No. 2.’ I’m going to win this thing.”

Catch a few from Johnny U, Bullet Bob.