Channeling Allan Malamud

Jerry Crowe's column on page 2 of the LAT sports section today was an homage to the late Allan Malamud, devoted to three-dot notes rather than the single-topic columns Crowe usually offers. First at the Herald Examiner, and later for the Times, Malamud would gather short news items and observations on his daily rounds of the city's press boxes, locker rooms and coach's offices. His notes were easy and must reading for sports fans in Los Angeles, as Crowe relates in Mudian form:

The late, great Allan Malamud, whose breezy "Notes on a Scorecard" column was a favorite among readers and a fixture on the L.A. sports scene for more than 20 years, would have turned 65 on Nov. 19 this year….

He died Sept. 16, 1996….

This year's $5,000 winners of the Allan Malamud Scholarship, awarded annually to three USC students planning careers in sports journalism, are graduate student Samuel Farber and juniors Rhett Bollinger and Jeff Platt….

The scholarship, established in 1997, was aided by a generous donation from filmmaker and Malamud confidant Ron Shelton, who cast Malamud in several of his movies, among them "White Men Can't Jump" and "Tin Cup." …

R.I.P., Mud.

Names in boldface, of course.

May 15, 2007 9:59 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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