Robert Lipsyte

In this book cover image released by HarperCollins, "An Accidental Sportswriter," by Robert Lipsyte, is shown. (credit: AP Photo/HarperCollins)

Ex-New York Times Sportswriter, Robert Lipsyte, Pens Memoir

In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who was not a fan. A fat, brainy kid who got beat up in grammar school, Lipsyte wanted to be a novelist.

WFAN–05/06/2011