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January 19, 2019

It's unfortunate that you have to read the obituaries to learn someone's real name.

In November, Chopper Edberg died, and I never knew his real name was Ordean Elroy Edberg.

That is a classy name.

I just knew him as Chopper, and in the late 1970s we worked at Marvin Windows in Stack and Strip for a year or so. I never asked him how he got the nickname of Chopper, but it fit him.

He was just a cool dude.

Anybody who grew up in the Forties and Fifties can remember the great nicknames our sports heroes had.

There was Dick "Night Train" Lane, an African-American who was a cornerback for several...

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