Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sunday, September 1 1907 -- Got a little egg on my face; I was scouting around the net to gather a little more intelligence on the Gans-Britt match today. You may recall that I've been claiming all along that the fight never came about. Well, that's what the website I usually use for boxing info said, or at least that's how I interpreted it. Today, though, I found a New York Times report on the fight, describing a match that did indeed come off. Oops! Guess I don't have any boxing historians in the audience to keep me honest. Just goes to show you should take everything on the web with a grain of salt. Maybe a teaspoon's worth in my case.
Anyhow, today's Herriman Britt-Gans cartoon tries very hard to draw some sort of parallel between statehood and Britt's desire to get a championship fight. In my humble opinion George stretched his analogy beyond the breaking point. Oh, well, they can't all be gems.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons