A year apart…
by Murray Olderman
Murray Olderman is a columnist and cartoonist whose work was distributed by Newspaper Enterprise Association, a Scripps-Howard syndicate, to 650 daily newspapers. After serving as executive editor, he retired from the syndicate but remains active as a writer and artist, and his stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Miami Herald. He has been a contributor to such periodicals as the Los Angeles Times Magazine and does sports cartoons for the Desert Sun in Palm Springs.
Author of thirteen books, he has also edited, illustrated or produced numerous other books and magazines. Olderman was twice named Sports Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society and received that organization’s Service Award. One of the leading national authorities on pro football, Olderman is past president of the Football Writers Association of America and the founder of the Jim Thorpe Trophy (for the NFL’s most valuable player) and the Maurice Podoloff Trophy (for the NBA’s MVP award). He is in the writer’s wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.