Kerouac played football like he wrote, with a lot of power and invention. He was an athlete at the typewriter who could compose with speed and accuracy. It is fascinating to see how he keeps popping up in the news stream. Today, boston.com and the Bos. Globe include an arts note among the Super Bowl news from Indianapolis—the legendary scroll typescript of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” is featured in a big museum display in the city along with other cultural treasures from the collection of Colts owner Jim Irsay. The scroll photo illustrates the news note. Read about it here.
Jack Kerouac in the 1938 Lowell-Lawrence football game.