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Still on the Outside
David Remnick
October 05, 1987
Nearly two decades ago Dave Meggyesy took on the NFL in his scathing book. Now as a union man his struggle continues
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October 05, 1987

Still On The Outside

Nearly two decades ago Dave Meggyesy took on the NFL in his scathing book. Now as a union man his struggle continues

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Meggyesy knows that he will be forever associated with a more passionate book. "It was an angry book, and those were very angry times," he says. "What I did was take the game of football, which was being used to sell the war in Vietnam, and say, 'Let's examine the game from a typical player's perspective.' I've had players read it, and they think it's applicable for these times, too. It was every player's story, to a degree, and every man's story about growing up in this culture."

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