"I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page."
"What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times."
"I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism."
"One of my first jobs was at the Boston Globe. I worked in the sports department six months a year. When I was ready to graduate, the sports editor gave me a job as a schoolboy sports writer."