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on 10 February 2014
George Plimpton decided he wanted to play quarterback for an American football team. It's the dream of many American kids, but Plimpton was a journalist in his mid-thirties. Even so, he managed to talk himself into the Detroit Lions pre-season training camp and soaked up the experience, recording it in this book. We hear about many of the Lions' players, coaching staff and the set up of the training camp in a boarding school. The sport has changed a great deal since Plimpton's 1963 foray into the sport - the basics are the same, but everything is far more professional and commercialised. Indeed, Paper Lion is an interesting contrast to the annual television series Hard Knocks, which follows a modern NFL training camp each season. You'd find this a hard read if you had no interest in American football, but for fans of that sport, this is a real gem.
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