August 17, 2014

Yours Truly, Dr. Z.:
NFL Films Presents gives the legendary Paul Zimmerman (who has been around pro football for over 50 years) a voice about why no one has heard from him since 2008.

posted by grum@work to football at 01:26 PM - 3 comments

Dr. Z was known for getting his Super Bowl picks on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His picks were both amazing, and terrible. He was also known for writing the definitive book about pro football.

(a hat tip to the posting on Metafilter about this story)

posted by grum@work at 01:32 PM on August 17

It's a cruel condition for anyone but it seems fantastically cruel for someone who spent his career as a communicator. Great job by NFL Films to get the story across for him.

posted by tron7 at 05:00 PM on August 17

A powerful, moving portrait of a man who doesn't want your pity, but deserves your respect.

Dr. Z was my favorite sports journalist, hands down. Far from feeling pity, I feel nothing but admiration for how he's handling this dreadful thing.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:01 PM on August 17

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