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Calkins: The perfect way to retire No. 59 — with a 59-0 win

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 19, 2022 8:36 PM CT | Published: November 19, 2022 8:08 PM CT

“On Danton Barto’s day, the final scoreboard blazed with his number.” It was a fine way to retire the jersey of the all-time great Memphis linebacker, who died in 2021 at age 50.

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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.


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