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Dr. Z suffers strokes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Damn. He apparently suffered them a week ago, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

  2. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Best wishes to one of my absolute favourites.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Terrible news. Terrible. Not just the best of our time, the best of any time.

    And as much grief as we give PK here, that is a classy and wonderful and well-deserved tribute.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As someone who has lost two family members to strokes in the last year, having one right after the other is a bad, bad sign...

    My prayers to his family... He is one of the best NFL writers ever...
  6. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    A classic, should be Required Reading for anybody pretending to know football, Zimmerman's first book: "A Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football."

    A classic, the man himself. Pure passion at whatever he did: interviews, pork chops, wine, all those colored pens making those dizzying zig-zag lines....
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I'll be praying for him as well.

    Only in my wildest dreams could I pretend to be 1/10th as knowledgeable about football or wine.
  8. Roob

    Roob New Member

    Dr. Z is one of a kind. greatest storyteller ever. I called him a couple years ago to ask one question about the AFL-NFL merger, and 40 minutes later he was still going strong.

    Here's hoping he's back soon, with his stopwatch out to time the national anthem singer ... then grumbling, "Jesus, two minutes, 18 seconds - longest one since Week 3 of 2006."

    Get well, Paul
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Huge fan of Dr. Z, his columns and power rankings are always entertaining and a lesson in football history at the same time. There can’t be anyone alive who has seen as much football as him.

    Good job by PK. Get well soon, Dr. Z!
  10. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Given his longevity, and his national interest and presence, he has to be the preeminent chronicler of the pro game. He was writing his memoirs, let's hope he gets to finish them.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Definitely echo the comments that PK did a terrific job with that tribute. Dr. Z's stuff is must read.
  12. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Terrible news. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.
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