Here is brilliant commentary about Jeff Pearlman's smear of Walter Payton (in a book whose name will not be mentioned here) from the often brilliant Patrick Hickey. If you are a fan of William Shakespeare (and who isn't?), you will enjoy this. If you are a fan of Walter Payton you will relish this. If you are saddened by the state of our culture, you will appreciate this.
Here is an excerpt:
The purpose of the book is obvious - another Iago who followed a hero, long after his young death, I might add, in order to shatter any and all foundation to a positive memory of this man, who dedicated his life to his profession. Iago thrived with the murder of Desdemona and the suicide of his chief and it mattered not who else was damaged in his deconstruction of a great man. The author of the Payton book embarrasses Payton's widow and sons by making public any and all of the human failings in the great Chicago running back.