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Bob Carroll Dies

Bob Carroll, co-founder of the Professional Football Researchers Association, passed away on Tuesday. Although I never met him personally, Carroll was one of the authors of The Hidden Game of Football, which was basically the inspiration for Football Outsiders and thus my entire career. Condolences to his family.

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8 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2009, 7:54am

1 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by Danish Denver-Fan // Aug 27, 2009 - 8:58am

Sad. The Hidden Game books are absolutely legendary.

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2 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by Saves the dogs! // Aug 27, 2009 - 11:02am

When I first read this, I said "NNOOoooooo! Not Bob Carroll"!

But, then I realized that I don't know who Bob carroll is...

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3 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by No respect // Aug 27, 2009 - 12:07pm

Dont' worry, that's what they'll say about you too but you won't even be worth the bother to use you in a lame joke.

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5 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by Danish Denver-Fan // Aug 27, 2009 - 2:57pm

This improved my day.

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4 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by S // Aug 27, 2009 - 2:34pm

Seriously, if you enjoy this site, check out "The Hidden Game". It's a little dated (it was written in the mid-80's), but it absolutely helps you appreciate the game at a different level.

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6 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by Danish Denver-Fan // Aug 27, 2009 - 3:37pm

Last time i checked, amazon is out of stock. And with such an old book, a reprint is unlikely. A shame...

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8 Re: Bob Carroll Dies

by Lasse Johansen // Aug 28, 2009 - 7:54am

Thank you for the link No respect. Have ordered the book.

And my condolences to Bob Carrolls family.

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