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Perspective

Score one for the rebels

A renegade football league, now marking its golden anniversary, showed everyone how much fun pro sports could be.

'64 Pats teammates (from left) Jim Hunt, Ron Hall, and Lonnie Farmer '64 Pats teammates (from left) Jim Hunt, Ron Hall, and Lonnie Farmer. (Gilbert E. Friedberg/Globe File Photo)
By Charles P. Pierce
August 30, 2009

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As proof that History’s gifts as an ironist never sleep, one day in 1958, a true revolution against an immovable Establishment was born in the mind of a blessed child of one of the wilder fauna in the taxonomy of American wingnuttia. Lamar Hunt was the son of H.L. Hunt, a renegade Texas oilman and sugar daddy to the reactionary ... (Full article: 781 words)

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