Not Just Semi-Opinionated

Dan Jenkins is very likely the only person who started off writing for the afternoon newspapers in the forties and ended up as a maestro of Twitter. But although the Fort Worth legend’s longevity is mind-blowing—next month he’ll cover his sixty-fourth consecutive Masters Tournament—even more impressive is the effect his funny, bracing writing style has had on American sportswriting (newbies looking to sample Jenkins’s prose should start with his pro-football novel, Semi-Tough).

Notable Quotes

“Many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease.”
—Calvin Trillin, The New Yorker

“If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that’s what He’s getting.”
—Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

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