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Decisions can be difficult to make

June 24, 2012
CRAIG?REMSBURG - Senior Sports Writer ( , The Mining Journal

Daniel Truckey is diabolical. He's mad-scientist diobolical for putting me to the test a week ago and messing with my head.

The director and curator of the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center on the Northern Michigan University campus is spearheading the establishment of a temporary Sports Legends exhibit at the center opening this fall.

The most outstanding athletes, coaches, teams and/or moments in U.P. high school sports history will be showcased. It's an ambitious project, one where few of the exhibits will be sure-thing choices.

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As a member of a committee charged with aiding this effort, I've been impressed with Truckey's organizational skills to date for a project open to all kinds of interpretations and debate.

He has grabbed the project by the horns and is attempting to wrestle it into submission.

A couple of weeks ago, Truckey sent out a questionnaire to the committee members asking them to make their choices on a number of topics.

I understand his motive, most likely to get a consensus among U.P. sports figures of what should be included in the center exhibit. After all, he only has limited space and resources from which to make this work.

But that doesn't mean the questionnaire was not insidiously difficult, one which I wrestled with for a couple of weeks before making my selections and forwarding them to Truckey.

A sampling of the 13 questions he asked - and my responses - follow. Remember, my choices are subjective and may omit some athletes, coaches, teams and/or events equally or more deserving to be listed.

Here goes:

Did I mention how difficult these questions were? Now you know.

Craig Remsburg can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251. His email address is



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