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Arte Johnson

Column: Generals take final defeat, and it's loss for us all

Say it ain't so. The Harlem Globetrotters will no longer be beating the Washington Generals game after glorious fake game. A "rivalry" that dates to the Eisenhower administration is coming to an end now that the Trotters have decided to dump their longtime punching bag of an opponent, presumably for business reasons. Farewell to the team that stoically took buckets of water to the face, allowed pants to be pulled to their ankles, and always made sure to score at least one less point than the team everyone paid to see. Well, except for the single game the Generals won in 1971, when team founder Louis "Red" Klotz threw up the winning shot at the buzzer after...

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