Remember the Atom Bowl

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Did you know that 60 years ago this week a bunch of American G.I.s played a football game in bomb-scorched Nagasaki, and called it (without malice) the "Atom Bowl"? For more of this interesting albeit not very cheerful story, click here; bonus points to the International Herald Tribune's web staff for not knowing the difference between football and the American Pastime.

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  1. “bonus points”

    Are you talking about the “runs” remark? I read it as “scoring on a running play,” though perhaps I was generous.

  2. Are you talking about the “runs” remark? I read it as “scoring on a running play,” though perhaps I was generous.

    No, I’m sure he meant the headline: ” Baseball: In 1946, a search for relief on a desolate Nagasaki field.”

  3. Clearly I need glasses. Or to get out of my habit of blocking out headlines when I’m reading a story…

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