not specifically soccer although I seem to recall he was a fan of the game. News of George Plimpton's death reminds me of a lot of hours of great reading as a youngster. The way he would describe his experiences as an amateur thrown in with high-level athletes was quite enjoyable to me. Later on when I became more interested in writing, I loved reading Paris Review, including back issues with Hemingway, Faulkner sharing insights. Great stuff always. If you ever get to see the footage of him playing goal for the Boston Bruins against the Broad Street Bullies in an exhibition, it is quite funny. Rest in Peace, and thank you.