I mentioned that bacon would be a magic carpet for this blog, and this is a prime example… I knew little of  Joe Gans or his fight with Oscar Nelson before I researched the phrase, “bring home the bacon.” In doing so, I discovered this brief interview with Washington Post sportswriter William Gildea, author of the new book,  The Longest Fight: In the Ring With Joe Gans, Boxing’s First African-American Champion. He shares some of the Joe Gans story mentioned in my earlier post with interviewer Scott Simon, National Public Radio & KTTZ 89.1-FM, Lubbock, Texas.