Clark Judge was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Virginia. Make that Hawaii. And Rhode Island, North Carolina and Connecticut. That's what happens when your father makes the military his career, and his did as an officer in the Marine Corps.
Clark might have made the Marines his career, too, except 1) there was no N.R.O.T.C. program at Dartmouth College when he attended, and 2) he was color-blind, a problem when driving through intersections and passing N.R.O.T.C. physicals.
He started covering professional football in 1982 for the Baltimore Evening Sun and was there when Colts' owner Bob Irsay traded away John Elway in the middle of the night. In fact, it was Clark who broke the news to then-coach Frank Kush the following morning. When he asked Kush if he was interested in what the team gained in return, he was told, "Nope. I'll read it in the paper." And so he did.
A year later Kush would read that he and his team were joining Elway in a midnight move, this time to Indianapolis. Clark followed soon after, but he didn't stop in Indianapolis. Instead, he continued to San Diego and to this day thinks he got the better deal.
Clark has spent the past 22 years covering the NFL, sometimes as a beat reporter following the Chargers and San Francisco 49ers and sometimes as a senior writer for a website that we won't mention here.
He spent 16 years in California before moving to New York City in 2000 to marry his wife, start a family and celebrate his 50th Todd Rundgren concert. Todd is one of many interests ... passions ... OK, obsessions. The Montreal Canadiens are another. So is running. And tennis. And art, photography, travel, wildlife, the Detroit Tigers, fried chicken and mashed potatoes, Law and Order, Bert the Cat, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Central Park and ... ooops, we almost forgot, covering the NFL for CBSSports.com.