|The sports reporters* filled the air with gossip, great conversation.|
The juicy portion of the conversation came early when a couple of the writers began gossiping about the resignation of the immensely popular high school principle and the school's football coach within a couple of months of each other. I won't get into the nature of the gossip, but it is the kind sports writers live for.
These guys, like so many people who are or have been sports writers, full of general information. John Montgomery, who has been a sports writer and a sports publisher, mentioned at one point that this group would be great at sports Trivial Pursuit. I suggested we would be great at Trivial Pursuit, period. Sports people love trivia.
|Roland Lazenby and Page Moir.|
I really like these luncheons ("luncheons" are for a group; "lunches" are smaller gatherings, like maybe two sports dudes) because the conversation is brisk, intelligent and often very funny. Yay, sports guys.
(* From left: Author Roland Lazenby, Roanoke College hoops coach Page Moir, historian Rob Freis, former publisher John Montgomery, Jimmy Bain, nationally known sports writer Mike Ashley, me.)
|My old Business Journal colleagues Rob Freis and John Montgomery.|