"We watched the boxing at the Olympic Games in China with great
interest and a generous dollop of constern ... anxie ... Well, sir,
we worried a bit about those fights. We'd see some guy get pasted in
the face and his head would fly backwards, and we'd check the
scoreboard and the judges wouldn't give the other guy credit for it.
Now that's just wrong.
"So we've been talking about it, and me and
Doc and Steve would like to volunteer to be the judges when you guys
do this again in four years in London. We've never been there, but
we're willing to put up with that if you need us. See ... we'll give
a guy a point, fair and square, when he hits the other fella. And if
both of them come dancing out and circle around each other for the
whole round and nobody throws a punch, we'll send them both home and
get two guys in there who will mix it up.
[to top of second
"Now you're probably wondering if three American judges can be
fair. Oh yeah. We talked about it, and we don't care if the guy
comes from someplace we don't like or can't find on the map. If he
fights fair and square, he's OK in our book."
Dud thought a bit and looked out the window at the trees turning
color, then returned to the pen.
"And just in case you've already hired someone to judge the
boxing in London, we'll be happy to switch events and judge the
women's beach volleyball games. We don't know much about them, but
all three of us learn fast.
"Sincerely, Dud Campbell"
[Text from file received from Slim Randles]
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