A Letter From the Publisher: Mar. 18, 1985

When Tom Callahan was asked to join TIME as a sportswriter almost four years ago, he hesitated. He was reluctant to give up the freedom he had enjoyed for ten years as a newspaper columnist, first at the Cincinnati Enquirer and later at the Washington Star. But Managing Editor Ray Cave, a former sports journalist, was not looking for just a reporter. "He told me he wanted the section to read like a column," Callahan recalls. "I was to write in my own voice." Since then, Callahan has, in his inimitable fashion, described Super Bowls and World Series, Masters tournaments and...

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