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A Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football

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Book by Zimmerman, Paul Lionel
Unknown Binding, 376 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Dutton Books (first published 1970)
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Jim
Sep 27, 2014 Jim marked it as to-read
The original 1970 edition....brings back memories and is highly entertaining.
Scott
May 12, 2009 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, football
Note that this is the original (1970) version. The ongoing rule changes in the NFL (particularly those aimed at player safety) have rapidly changed the game, rendering this book more of a historical study than a guide to today's game. In that capacity, this book excels. I found the most interesting chapters to be the ones covering the offensive and defensive lines.

Zimmerman wrote an updated version in 1985 that, presumably (it's still on my to-read list), is more useful for the current-day fan.
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