This is f-ed up. I just finished reading Paper Lion--literally closed the book after reading the last page and turned on the television. It was already turned to CNN. Across the bottom scrolls: "Paper Lion author George Plimpton dies at 76."
Good book. I suspect it'll see an uptick in readership over the weekend. Sounds like this guy really enjoyed sports and lived the dream: mixing it up with the big boys (he went to camp with the Lions and the Yankees).