I hadn't realized that Paul Zimmerman had had a stroke. Whether you like football or not (note: I do) Zimmerman's ability and writing style are to be appreciated. He has been around since the old old days of football and is a rarity in sports writing; someone who knows what they are talking about, provides context, and is not willing to buy into hype. His writing style is compelling and his years in the game are convincing. I hope he makes a full recovery.