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Author : Arthur J. Donovan, Jr.
ISBN : 0380706296
Genre : Football players
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America S Game

Author : Michael MacCambridge
ISBN : 9780307481436
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 60. 58 MB
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It’s difficult to imagine today—when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country’s dominant sports entity—but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. In the span of a single generation in postwar America, the game charted an extraordinary rise in popularity, becoming a smartly managed, keenly marketed sports entertainment colossus whose action is ideally suited to television and whose sensibilities perfectly fit the modern age. America’s Game traces pro football’s grand transformation, from the World War II years, when the NFL was fighting for its very existence, to the turbulent 1980s and 1990s, when labor disputes and off-field scandals shook the game to its core, and up to the sport’s present-day preeminence. A thoroughly entertaining account of the entire universe of professional football, from locker room to boardroom, from playing field to press box, this is an essential book for any fan of America’s favorite sport.

King Football

Author : Michael Oriard
ISBN : 9780807864036
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.

It S Not Over Til It S Over

Author : Al Silverman
ISBN : 9781468304312
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over, Al Silverman, former editor of Sport magazine and author of I Am Third (on which the movie Brian’s Song was based), exuberantly re-creates the most electrifying down-to-the-wire sports turnarounds of the last hundred years With extraordinary narrative detail and fresh insights culled from interviews with many of the participants of these now-legendary contests, It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over captures the thrill and astonishment of players and spectators alike. Whether it is the bottom of the ninth, the 15th round, or the eighteenth hole that brings cheering, screaming, fans to their feet, each of these thirteen tales celebrates the uncompromising, unwillingness to quit that has proven, time and again: you better not leave the stadium early.

Brand Nfl

Author : Michael Oriard
ISBN : 0807899658
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry--and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its unique place in American life. New to the paperback edition is Oriard's analysis of the offseason labor negotiations and their potential effects on the future of the sport, and his account of how the NFL is dealing with the latest research on concussions and head injuries.

A Farewell To Glory

Author : Wally Carew
ISBN : 9781479702503
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It began in November 1896 when football was still in its infancy. About 500 people turned out on a soggy field in Worcester, Massachusetts to watch Holy Cross battler Boston College. That game initiated one of the great rivalries in football history. Itinvolved some of the most famous players and coaches to ever step on a football field. In its 91 years, the rivalry spawned controversy, contention, fierce competitiveness, elation, gloom, and great moments. It was also linked to heart-breaking tragedy. In the end, the rivalry of the two Jesuit colleges, Boston college and Holy Cross, would prove to be a microcosm of intercollegiate sports.

Big Leagues

Author : Stephen R. Fox
ISBN : 0803268963
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Discusses the evolution of baseball, football, and basketball and offers new perspectives on established legends

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