Remembering Thurman Munson on Canton, Ohio’s Weekend


Canton, Ohio grabs the spotlight tomorrow by kicking off the NFL season with the Hall of Fame ceremonies and that crappy exhibition game of grocery baggers. But Canton should be remembered for a different reason on this weekend.

Thurman Munson died 34 years ago today, four years before I was born. I know people in Canton who knew Thurman. After talking to them and reading this story on Deadspin about him, he sounds like the type of player I’m sorry that I never got to see take the field.