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Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
The team Alan Alda plays for is the Detroit Lions
You know, George, we carry four quarterbacks now. And to ask us to carry five, I think would be a real headache. I just don't think it will work.
Vincent Lombardi: Have you tried the AFL?
In the flashbacks when Plimpton pitches against the American and National League All-Stars, Yankee players are shown wearing both home and road jerseys.
Disclaimer from the opening credits: "This film is an amiable fiction based on the book 'Paper Lion' by George Plimpton and is not intended to be a literal depiction of its author."
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