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Dr Z Obituary

Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman 1932-2018

Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman, widely considered one of the best football writers of all time, and who covered the NFL for 29 years as Sports Illustrated’s lead pro football writer as part of a 55-year career in journalism, passed away today in Noblesville, Ind. Zimmerman’s writing career was cut short by a series of strokes in November […]

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Rich Tandler 1955-2018

Rich Tandler, whose in-depth reporting, unique insights and kindhearted personality made him one of the most respected reporters and commentators on the Redskins’ beat, died unexpectedly Tuesday night. Tandler, who worked as the NBC Sports Washington Redskins reporter, was 63. No cause of death was announced. It is a crushing loss for the football community, […]

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Dave Anderson 1929-2018

From PFWA President Bob Glauber … Dave Anderson, 1929-2018 Legendary New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Anderson was laid to rest today near his home in Tenafly, N.J. A man who spent decades covering all sports and had a particular passion for writing about the NFL, Anderson was 89. The PFWA sends […]

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Lynn M. DeBruin (Aug. 4, 1962 - Sept. 7, 2013)

Passing of PFWA member Lynn DeBruin

Hello Members, I’d like to share some sad news with the membership about the passing of Lynn DeBruin, former NFL beat writer at the Mesa Tribune (Arizona Cardinals) and Rocky Mountain News. Lynn died Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, at age 51 after a 12-year battle with breast cancer. She had her sister, Linda, and […]

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