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The Smashers take Norm

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    chipsaugratin

    [1]Apr 3, 2006
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    I am trying to find a scan of a comic strip, published in newspapers circa 1983 or 1984. The strip was "Tank McNamara," a satire of sports. That day's strip is set at the NFL draft. The dialogue is approximately as follows. "The Smashers take Norm." "Norm? Norm who?" "Norm. The big fat guy on 'Cheers.'" "Some of these last round picks get pretty frivolous." If not a scan, perhaps an approximate publication date, so I can find it on microfilm.
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    jamesMoo

    [2]Apr 3, 2006
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    thats funny, but I dont know where to find it, sorry.
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    HelloStuart

    [3]Apr 20, 2006
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    "Tank McNamara" is a clever comic strip. Billy Hinds does a great job of tackling (figuratively and literally) the state of sports.

    I had never heard of that reference until now. Then again, I didn't start reading the strip until about 1991 or so.
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    chipsaugratin

    [4]Apr 27, 2006
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    The strip was published in the week of April 29, 1985.  This information was sent to me by the strip creators following an email inquiry, and I thank them.  At a library, I was able to print a copy off microfilm of a daily newspaper that carried the strip at that time.

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    seinfeld111690

    [5]Apr 28, 2006
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    no clue on where to find that one.
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    HelloStuart

    [6]May 3, 2006
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    Also, the Smashers are the "local" NFL team that Tank covers in the strip. The character in itself is a fictional former NFL player.
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