Professional Football Researchers Association
740 Deerfield Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Executive Director - Ken Crippen
Assistant Executive Director - Andy Piascik
Secretary - Chris Willis
Treasurer - Vince Popo
Webmaster - Ken Crippen
Assistant Editors of The Coffin Corner: Bob
Gill, Andy Piascik, Mark L. Ford, Denis Crawford
Illustrations for The Coffin Corner: John
Richards, Jared Kraus, Bob Carroll
Executive Assistant: Kristy Crippen
The Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
the history of professional football. Formed in 1979, PFRA members include many
of the game's foremost historians and writers. The PFRA is also for any fan
interested in the history of professional football. The PFRA is incorporated in the state of Connecticut and has 501(c)(3) status as an educational organization with the Internal Revenue Service.
PFRA members receive six issues of our official magazine,
The Coffin Corner. Each issue is 24 pages crammed with pro football history: articles on great players, teams, and games of the past (and some not-so-great), occasionally a stat article, some opinion, and organization news. This site contains articles that have appeared in the
The Coffin Corner over the years, with the exception of the last couple of years. For instance, a recent issue includes articles on the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving games, the WFL's Chicago Fire, the Ice Bowl and Jim Brown.
We're into our 30th year, so we must be doing something right. Anyway, if you decide to join the PFRA, we'll be happy to have you. For information on joining, contact
Either way, check out the site. There are articles on just about every aspect of pro football history either here or on the way. If you're interested in the people, teams and events that made the game of professional football great, you'll want to bookmark this site and check back often.