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Electric Football article published in the PFRA's Coffin Corner.

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Check this out!! From the PFRA's (Professional Football Researchers Association) Facebook Page. 


COFFIN CORNER VOLUME 46 NUMBER 1 is now available on the PFRA website for members to download. The issue includes the following:

PFRA-ternizing. Executive Director Lee Elder presents the annual “State of the PFRA” report to members and discusses the growth of the organization with an increase in paid memberships, the addition of new regional chapters, the success of the PFRA’s research and education initiatives and the many books on pro football history published by our members. He also highlights the official podcast with 12 episodes now produced and the PFRA’s continued growth in social media. There is also a call for assistance in the various departments of the Coffin Corner by the editor-in-chief.

2023 PFRA Awards. The official announcement of the Ralph Hay Award for lifetime achievement in pro football research and historiography, the Nelson Ross Award for recent achievement in pro football history, the Bob Carroll Memorial Writing Award for the best Coffin Corner article, and the Jack Clary Award for service to the organization.

The Hall of Very Good Class of 2023 by Matt Keddie, Andy Piascik, Jay Thomas, and John Turney. Career highlights of last year's class are included for Coy Bacon, Ray Childress, John David Crow, Earl Faison, Leon Gray, Nick Lowery, Michael Dean Perry, Buck Shaw, and Jeff Van Note.

Michael Dean Perry: Twenty Questions with the Newly Inducted Hall of Very Good Member by Barry Shuck. An interview with the former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle and a discussion of his career at Clemson and in the NFL, and his accomplishments, including the rare (or medium-well) honor of having a McDonald’s sandwich being named after him.

Catching the Buzz! An Electric Game of Our Own by Chris LeMay. An entertaining history of Electric Football, a tabletop game invented in 1948 by Norman Sas of Tudor Games that received an NFL license in 1967 and exploded in popularity among the Baby Boomer generation in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Other manufacturers and competitors in the market are covered, as is the continued following the game has among enthusiasts today. 

Here is a download of the current issue of the Coffin Corner with the full article:



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