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Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.
After Coach Lombardi turns him down, he suggest that Plimpton should try the AFL. At the time the movie was filmed, the National Football League and American Football League were bitter rivals. This was before the AFL became part of the NFL.
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?
After George enters the game and the team is penalized for Delay of Game, the referee is shown winding the clock. The clock is not started after a Delay penalty.
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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