Sport: Change of Heart

When Chancellor Robert Hutchins announced ten years ago that the University of Chicago was dropping football, Harvard Athletic Director Bill Bingham threw one of the first stones. It was shrewdly aimed at both Chicago football and Chicago's Robert Hutchins, who liked to say that whenever he felt like exercising, he just lay down until the impulse passed away. Said Bingham, whose team had walloped Chicago, 61-0: "Not everybody can develop a physique like Sir Galahad's by lying down." In a snappy reply, Hutchins reminded Bingham that "Sir Galahad was not noted for his physique; his strength was as the strength of...

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