There might be an interesting story idea with Joe Craddock. He played two years with Pharma in the Italian Football League. Apparently the IFL is like American football, though sometimes more violent. I first read about the IFL in one of John Grisham’s books.
Playing for Pizza - I think that was the Grisham book title. That is probably Parma, where the cheese comes from. Didn’t find a Pharma, Italy when I googled it.
Parma it was and is. My bad. Anyway Craddock threw seven TD passes in a championship game.
I’ve read that book.
I’ll need to get on that.
I really enjoyed the book.
Story from the Birmingham News on Craddock’s time in Italy:
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