I got to know Dave Levinthal fairly well last year, since he covers City Hall for the Dallas Morning News and I was doing something involving City Hall that we’ve already discussed far too often. Good guy, good writer, loves soccer. But I didn’t know him as well as I thought. For instance, today I found out that Dave is a big Scrabble player and was once ranked (very briefly) as the No. 9 player in New Hampshire.
Also, Dave is a huge Buffalo Bills fan (he and 100 or so other Bills fans meet at a bar in Addison on Sundays during the season). He was in the stadium when the Bills famously came back from a 35-3 deficit to beat the Houston Oilers in a playoff game. So there is a chance Dave might have run across a few guys like this.