Coming October 2022: "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson"

Sweet Spot No. 2: Why Walter Payton

So, in anticipation of the Oct. 4 release of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, I’ve decided to start doing a series of web logs, titled “Sweet Spots,” detailing the process and intricacies behind the book.

Here’s No. 2—how I decided upon Walter Jerry Payton as an ideal biographical topic …