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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

The Armchair Quarterback

edited by John Thorn with David Reuther
illustrations by Bob Carroll

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Hardcover: 307 pages
Publisher: Scribner Book Company (1982)
ISBN-10: 0684176572
ISBN-13: 978-0684176574

From the front flap- "...The Armchair Quarterback brings together almost a century of outstanding writing--fact and fiction--on pro football. Drawn from sports magazines, bestselling books, and little-known archives, this collection gives fans a super celebration of America's most popular sport..."

The anthology includes Louis Effrat on the 1948 NFL Championship Game, Dave Anderson on the 1950 NFL Championship Game, Larry Merchant on Super Bowl 5, Roger Kahn on the 1976 Buccaneers, Tom Landry on the tactical changes in football, and pieces from Damon Runyon, Gary Smith, John Madden, Paul Zimmerman, Frederick Exley, Dan Jenkins, Hunter S. Thompson, Vince Lombardi, and Tex Maule.