Quotable: Fitzgerald and the Tactless Meathead

“Charles Burroughs was something of an early celebrity at the U of C. Long before F. Scott Fitzgerald gutted the term and made it synonymous with “tactless meathead,” he was the picture of a Big Man on Campus—not just liked but respected, with a historian’s acuity, and above all a near-peerless athlete.”

– From the Chicago Maroon’s article “Portrait of the sprinter as a young man.” We  love everything about the article except for the fact that the guy died. That’s always a bummer.

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