Not coming to a theater near you

Our author gets the stiff arm from Hollywood

Updated: November 24, 2010, 11:07 AM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

Dear Pottsville: You were counting on me, I know.

During the past five years I must have heard that phrase a thousand times while visiting your rugged, lovely little town in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania. You normally don't embrace outsiders. But in 2004, when I showed up and said I wanted to write a magazine story about your beloved 1925 Maroons, one of the most dominant, influential -- and controversial -- teams in NFL history, you treated me like family and gave ...

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