February 2012

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The Memory Hole (part 3)

The Memory Hole (part 3)

I got Larry Marshall right as well. As I remembered, he was both the Eagles kick and punt returner – a bit unusual, as teams usually use two different players for these roles. He served this role for four seasons (1974-1977). According to pro-football-reference.com, he ranks #58 all-time for combined return yardage, though never scored […]

The Memory Hole (part 2)

The Memory Hole (part 2)

Well, contrary to what neuroscience was leading me to expect, nearly all of my details check out. The main one that did not was my age – I figured I was 6, but actually I was just a few weeks shy of turning 8, so this hardly counts as one of my earliest memories. I […]

The Memory Hole

One time when I was in graduate school, a few of us students were sitting around the lounge talking about our earliest memories. A lurking professor, overhearing our conversation, observed that our recollections were dubious, at best. What we were more likely remembering were repeated stories or photographs or home movies – and not even […]