Sports columnist Education: Amherst College, BA in English literature
Tom Boswell began his career at The Washington Post in November 1969 as a copy aide. After his stint there, he became a general assignment reporter for 12 years, covering such sports as baseball, golf, college basketball, tennis, boxing and local high school sports. In 1984, he became a columnist.
Tom graduated from Amherst College in 1969 with a major in English literature. He was born in Washington, D.C., and went to St. Stephen's School in Alexandria, Va.
He has written many books, including “Game Day,” “The Heart of the Order,” “Strokes of Genius,” “Why Time Begins on Opening Day” and “How Life Imitates the World Series.”
Alex Smith’s awful injury, and the probability that Colt McCoy is just a good backup or below-average starter, is the latest version of the enormous dark cloud that always seems to hang over this franchise.