I was sorry to hear about the passing of the iconic pro football writer Paul Zimmerman. The New Thinking Man’s Guide to Pro Football was the first book I read that dug into the nuts and bolts of the game. It was a great read that stuck with me, many years later.
If you had an interest in pro football, which I once had, his work in Sports Illustrated was pretty much a must read. He was also a first-rate character, which never hurts.
His passing is just another reminder that media coverage of sports isn’t what it used to be in many ways. Kinda sad.