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PostPosted: 09/26/03 - 18:57    Post subject: The Paper Lion dies.
George Plimpton, a writer who recorded his exploits at various professions, died today at 76. He was best known as the author of "Paper Lion", in which he spent time in the Detroit Lions' training camp*. Not as a reporter, but actually a member of the team, as a quarterback. (He may, therefore, have been the originator of the fantasy camp). It culminated in his actually playing a series of downs in a preseason game (and living to tell about it).

* been years since I read the book, so I'm not sure when this happened - late 60s or early 70s is my guess.
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PostPosted: 09/26/03 - 18:59    Post subject:
Oh my! I loved that man. He was such a know-it-all...in a good way.
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PostPosted: 09/26/03 - 19:01    Post subject:
The Paper Lion was one really bad movie though.........
but George was a very intellectual writer...
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