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    Mysterious Entry in Phil Hersh's Autobiography

    From the "Biographies" section of the Chicago Tribune website:

    A German publication, SportIntern, ranked me among the 100 most influential people in international sport for the final 10 years it did those rankings.
    And from the bio on his blog:

    In 2011, the German sports publication, SportIntern, named Hersh among the most influential people in world sports, the 11th time he has earned that annual recognition.
    I've searched on several sites online and can find nothing about this publication, not even an active website. Most of the Google hits are for an organization called SportIntern that was involved in workers' sports in the 1930s, or hits referring back to Phil's biography. This site indicates that there was a US trademark application for a magazine by that name, published by a German company, but it's been cancelled:
    http://www.trademarkia.com/sport-intern-73493745.html

    Does anyone know anything more about this publication?
    We live in an ageist society where everything is based on youth, but I hated being 18. I don't like teenagers any more now than I did then. I'm 49 now and there is no way that I'd go back to my teens and 20s - even if I knew what I know now, I don't want to go through all that again. I found it a very difficult time. - Buzz Osborne of the Melvins

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    Perhaps a German speaker could Google it to help solve the mystery?
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    I did some investigating and found this!

    Perhaps Phil, who is no doubt reading this, could post something on his Twitter feed.

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    The FSU detectives have a new case to solve!

    ETA: Apparently, "Sports Intern" is a German newletter published in English by Karl-Heinz Huba.
    It's a subscriber-only emailed newsletter that is sent out 3 or more times each week.

    BBC Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ma/4652319.stm

    This is an article from 5/2010: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/USTA...n_20100529.pdf
    (Hosted on the US Tennis Association website - subscription information in the footing.)
    Last edited by FigureSpins; 03-25-2011 at 11:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FigureSpins View Post
    ETA: Apparently, "Sports Intern" is a German newletter published in English by Karl-Heinz Huba. It's a subscriber-only emailed newsletter that is sent out 3 or more times each week.
    "Karl-Heinz Huba"? Wait a minute--isn't that the nickname Phil's old college buddies used to call him???

    The FSU detectives have a new case to solve!
    Well, this is definitely a riveting mystery. My advice: Keep your eyes on the butler, because that's where the action is going to be next.

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    That would explain the Munich newsletter written in English, but wouldn't someone have ratted him out, like the BBC or the US Tennis Assoc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FigureSpins View Post
    That would explain the Munich newsletter written in English
    I was only kidding about the nickname, but it wouldn't surprise me if there's some cronyism going on here. I'd also like to know how many "subscribers" the newsletter has. More than the speed limit, I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptune View Post
    "Karl-Heinz Huba"? Wait a minute--isn't that the nickname Phil's old college buddies used to call him???



    My advice: Keep your eyes on the butler...

    My advice: Keep your eyes on the butter (it's a lot more interesting).

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    After meeting Phil a few years ago and observing his d0ucheb@ggery first hand, I wouldn't put it past him to fluff his own feathers any way he can, even if it means false credentials.

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