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Plimpton's 'Paper Lion' at 40

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Plimpton's 'Paper Lion' at 40

Plimpton's 'Paper Lion' at 40

Plimpton's 'Paper Lion' at 40

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Forty years ago, writer George Plimpton published one of the greatest sports books of all time — Paper Lion. The book described his exploits playing with the Detroit Lions in a 1963 pre-season game. NPR's Mike Pesca spoke to Plimpton a day after the Lion's game this Sunday, when Plimpton and the 1963 Lions were honored by the team.