The Washington Post’s George Solomon, a former sports editor who has recently penned a Sunday sports column, wrote his final column this weekend. We hear that the paper did not renew his contract.
On Thursday, I join Gildea and too many other newspaper people more talented than I in the ranks of Washington Post alumni after a 5 1/2 -year stint as your Sunday sports columnist that followed a 28-year marathon as the sports editor of this great newspaper.
Writing a “man about town” sports column that appeared on the same day as Shirley Povich’s weekly notes column (“To Whom It May Concern”) once ran in this newspaper was an honor and privilege. But it’s time to move on, as changes in this newspaper and the business in general demand. If that includes something else in this space next Sunday, so be it.
There will be no tears from me today. I had too much fun for too many years for that. And worked with too many terrific people. Instead, I’m pleased to share with you some of the people (and memories) listed in that red address book.