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Nothing Personal – It's Just (Big) Business

I have a friend (as hard to believe as that may be) who sometimes refers to athletic director Lew Perkins as "Fish," after the deadpan sitcom character played by Abe Vigoda.

I can see it, I guess, but if Lew Perkins puts me in mind of any Abe Vigoda character, it's Sal Tessio, caporegime (along with Pete Clemenza) of the Corleone Family in "The Godfather." Powerful. Gets what he wants. Doesn't worry about what others think. Maybe just a little intimidating. If I learned anything from the Mangino-Perkins saga that finally wound down last week, it was that a lot of...

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