Compounding my obsession was the fact that at the time it could be purchased with one of the two teams being my own favorite NFL team, the undefeated soon-to-be Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins! Oh, how I lay awake in bed at night dreaming of that electric hum driving my little plastic Larry Csonka on a quivering drive toward the goal line, or the graceful Paul Warfield stretching his long, slender arms outward to pull in a perfect Bob Griese pass.
Has the truth been revealed? Or is this another Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop kind of thing the world may never know?
West Side Story is much more than a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. It is a devastating critique of mid-century America.