Sunday, October 2, 2011

"North Dallas Forty" Author Gent Dies At 69

Peter Gent was a Michigan State basketball player and stayed for five years as a receiver for the Dallas Cowboys after graduation- having not even played college football.

He died in his childhood home in Michigan after heart problems at the age of 69.

Four years after retiring, he wrote "North Dallas Forty" which was made into a movie in 1979.

Here's one of the HQ's favorite scenes with Mac Davis as a quarterback...
((HT: Universal Studios/youtube))

Way to go, Poot...

As an aside, Gent's "The Franchise" was way ahead of the curve and should have been made into a mini-series... we still have the paperback...

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