By John Solomon
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As the hype over the Super Bowl heats up, you're likely to hear analyses, strategies, statistics and some outright myths from journalists surrounding the Big Game. Here's a cheat sheet on which to take with a very large grain of salt.
"An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir" (HarperCollins), by Robert Lipsyte: In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who wasn't a fan.
(Though he did mention Mickey Mantle's 30th home run and the error committed by Chicago second baseman Nellie Fox, his first in 72 games.
"Truth was in the sweep of fiction, I thought, not in a string of little facts," he writes.