One of the most famous sports columnists of all time who became the first sportswriter to win the Pulitzer for Commentary in 1976.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame before pursuing his career.
He became the first sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1976.
His son, Terence Smith, was a journalist at The New York Times.
He was very critical of Muhammad Ali when the latter refused to serve during the Vietnam War.