For many years, the Los Angeles Times carried Jim Murray’s exuberant column on sports. The California condor was mentioned in at least of these 10 columns during the 1960s-1980s. This post offers an overview.
Given the exceptional nature and notoriety of the California condor, it’s not surprising that the species has found its way into popular culture. Here are 3 examples — old and new — from the sports pages of major newspapers.
Here’s how the chief sports writer for The Times [London] summarized Venus Williams’s victory over Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2007:
The dying swan slunk out in her tutu, savaged to death by a giant bird of prey – a Californian condor, if you like.