Funny Heisman Anecdote

Courtesy of Mike Penner of the LA Times:

When Les Horvath, the 1944 Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State, moved to Los Angeles in the late 1940s, he was warmly welcomed by two other well-known sports figures living here.

On their first night in town, Horvath and his wife had dinner at the home of Tom Harmon. On the second night, they were invited to dine at the home of Glenn Davis.

After the Davis dinner, the Horvaths returned to their new home and when Les inspected all the moving boxes in his living room, he told his wife, “Let’s get these unpacked in the morning, but be careful of that box over there — it has something very rare and valuable in it, the Heisman Trophy.” To which his wife replied, “How rare could it be? We’ve only been in this city for two days and have gone to your friends’ homes for dinner both nights, and I noticed each of them has one.” (Thanks to former Times writer Jerry Clark for this anecdote.)

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