‘I’d argue that there is a real rhythm to human conversation that The Sports Writers captured, and the table was central. There is an old saying: There’s an Indian fire and a white man’s fire. The Indian’s fire is a small fire, and it draws people together. The white man builds a big fire, and it pushes people apart. I always felt that that table was an Indian fire, a Native American fire. It drew the guys together…’

via Remembering the unmatched straight talk of The Sports Writers on TV – More Sports – SI.com.