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#156 – Frank Buncom

We have spent several posts over the last year touting the research and writing of Finding Frank, a wonderful new book about former AFL star, Frank Buncom.  As many of you know, the book was the culmination of a promise made to Buncom’s memory by Chargers ball boy-turned-author, Buzz Ponce, some 40+ years ago.  It is a truly fantastic story that goes well beyond the confines of a typical football biography.  Along the lines of The Cookie That Did Not Crumble, by Chris Garbarino, Finding Frank is a gripping human interest story cloaked inside a football wrapper.

Buzz Ponce was recently featured in an interview on San Diego’s News Channel 10.  Here is the author telling the story of Finding Frank.