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Number 1:

Paul Brown by Jack Clary. Biographical article by the man who wrote "PB". Anecdotes shed light on the great coach's personality and what made him a success. Includes full coaching record and list of men who played or coached for Brown who went on to become NFL head coaches.

Book Review: Upon Other Fields on Other Days by Jim Koger by Bob Carroll. Review of the book whhich lists over 2,300 former college and pro football players who were killed or reported missing in a United States war from the Spanish-American War to the Vietnam War.

Players Who Have Gained 200 Yards Receiving in a Game by Ken Pullis. Chronological listing of 96 NFL receivers (from 1942-90) who gained over 200 yards in a single game; includes date, receiver, team, opponent, number of passes caught, yardage, and touchdowns.

A Missed Opportunity: The 1917 Pro Football League by Bill Wagner. Baseball owners Charles Comiskey and Frank Navin considered forming a pro football league in 1917.

Who Really Did It? Gipp or Thorpe? by Emil Klosinski. All those stories about Jim Thorpe drop-kicking field goals from the 50-yard line? George Gipp of Notre Dame really did it.

1950 A Landmark Year by Stan Grosshandler. The season that saw the merger of the NFL and the AAFC was exceptional from its unexpected beginning to its rousing finish. The Cleveland Browns under Coach Paul Brown swept all before them, but they were far from the only success story. Includes All-NFL selections.

Number 2:

The Salt Lake Seagulls by Buck Bashore.

Statistical Leaders of the 1920s by Bob Gill.

1940s All-Pro Teams by PFRA Research.

Origins of the WLAF by Tod Maher.

Starting at the Bottom Compiled by Steve Brainerd.

Quiz: Forgotten Fill-Ins by Bob Gill.

Book Review: Paying with Pain by Jack Rhodes from St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Book Review: Heart of a Lion: The Wild and Woolly Life of Bobby Layne by Jim Sumner .

Book Review: The Old Core by John Gunn by David Neft.

The Great Ones: Final Results of Tournament by Pat Premo.

A Plan for PFRA 1993 by Executive Director.

Inflation of 1920: A Tale of Two Cities (South Bend & Ft.Wayne) by Emil Klosinski.

The Game (Highest scoring Canadian League game) by Robert Sproule.

Inside the Numbers (Looking at those 200 yard receivers) by Carl S. Grijalba.

Number 4:

The Early Struggles of Professional Football: Evansville, Indiana, 1920-22 by Marc Maltby.

HOF Sketches: Baugh, Blood, Carr, Grange, Halas, Hein by Bob Carroll.

Too Many Guns: The 1950 Browns-Eagles World Series by Jack Ziegler.

Book Review: Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement by John M. Carroll by Bob Gill.

The Power and the Glory - Single-Wing Football by Jim Campbell.

Move over Gipp, Thorpe ... Make Room for Bowser! by Emil Klosinski.

Number 5:

A Century of Firsts in Pro Football, 1892-1992 by Pro Football Hall of Fame Insider!

Hail to the Real Redskins: All-Indian team from Hominy, OK by Arthur Shoemaker.

Requiem for the Nighthawks: Milwaukee's bid for a 2nd NFL franchise by Bob Gill.

Glory Days: Andy Robustelli and the Giants popularized the D by Norm Miller.

This Week in Pro Football sketchings by Bob Carroll.

The Books That Just Wouldn't Die (Southern Exposure and Minor Masterpieces) by Bob Gill.

1923 Football Rules Revisited by Joe Plack.

Mini-bios Again: Three Coaches- Bill Owen, Keith Molesworth, Paul Schissler by Bob Gill.

The NFL's Forgotten Franchise: Syracuse Pros in 1921 by Tod Maher.

Starting from the Bottom: More Other Leaguers by Steve Brainerd.

Quiz: Rookies by Bob Gill.

Number 6:

American Football League Firsts by Pro Football Hall of Fame Insider!

From Blaze to Ashes: The Chicago Fire of the World Football League by David Yamada.

I Did Not Play: Team Roster Errors in Pro Football by Mel Bashore.

Oh! Those 23-17 Overtime Games by Jim Campbell.

Super Teams League (Computer Simulation) by Raymond Lee.

This Week in Pro Football #2 sketchings by Bob Carroll.

George V. Kenneally Sr. A Forgotten Hero by Philip J. Carver.

9.7: Willie Fleming's spectacular 1963 season in the CFL by Robert Sproule.

A Short History of Player Lists (overview) by Bob Carroll.

<1922 Season by PFRA Research

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