Posted 10/12/2009 at 02:57 PM
Furman Bisher, the legendary columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has decided to hang up the typewriter today. He penned his last column for the AJC this morning. As he points out, he may have stuck around a tad too long. He hasn't exactly been throwing his fastball lately.
But seriously, in the year 2009, how many scribes are left out there who drank beers with Ty Cobb, has the ear of and goes back decades with the likes of Hammerin' Hank Aaron, Bobby Knight, Bobby Cox, Vince Dooley and dozens of other icons, and also outlasted other media giants like Red Smith, Jim Murray and Shirley Povich? The answer is probably none.
Once again, Bisher ended his final column with the word, "selah," interpreted as 'stop and listen' or 'think about it.' Here's a tip of the cap to Mr. Bisher and a wish that he'll come out of retirement and dust off his typewriter one last time for a Falcons' Super-Bowl winning column in the not-too-distant future.