I created an image of an up-close, in your face Woody, freckles & all, posed courtside as an old fashioned NY sports reporter, press hat, trenchcoat, pencil behind ear, cig' dangling from mouth, eye-contacting the reader, banging away at his underwood typewriter, as the Knicks appear mid-air on the court behind him:
|"You lookin' at me?"|
Peter called me to tell me what had just transpired, and he wondered to me in retrospect if he should have just used a small Barry Blitt, (a regular Observer contributor), drawing of Woody to accompany the piece. Peter had been hopeful to secure Woody Allen as a regular contributor. He then paused and said "Ah, fuck it... It's a great drawing!"
Here's Woody Allen's one and only New York Observer article, "Notes of a know-nothing Knicks fan":