Sport: The Little Trophy Comes to Life

A passing delight, Doug Flutie winds down a career too short

Because the biggest, greatest and best are tossed about so easily in sports, like footballs in the Miami rain, the most articulate superlative left may be just a gasp changing to a sigh, such as Doug Flutie brought to college football last week. The most cuddly player in history, or at least since Eddie LeBaron, appears about to run away with the Heisman trophy. Mindful that there have been stirring football finishes for 100 years, and rip-roaring games the equal of Boston College's...

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