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vi, 278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook's rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players-Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken "Snake" Stabler-to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports' place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football's greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL's transformation from second-tier sport into national obsession.
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Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook's rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players-Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken "Snake" Stabler-to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports' place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football's greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL's transformation from second-tier sport into national obsession.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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GV955.5 .N35 C66 2012 Unknown
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xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The first pros
  • Depression and war
  • The NFL comes of age
  • Moving to center stage
  • A troubled decade
  • The perfect television game
  • The cartel
  • Unraveling
  • Labor conflict
  • A new era
  • Defending the shield
  • Super Sunday.
"The National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Football Association. At first is struggled in the shadow of baseball as a vaguely disreputable professional sport, and had trouble competing for athletes and fans. Through a series of mergers, moves between cities, and the advent of television, the NFL gradually grew into one of the nation's most successful professional sports, with cities competing for franchises, and networks competing for broadcast rights. Its stars became national celebrities and its championship game became an annual extravaganza. The highly respected sports historian Richard Crepeau will write a history of the NFL from its hardluck origins to its current glory. He will deal not only with the great teams, great games, and great rivalries, but also with the place of NFL within American culture"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The first pros
  • Depression and war
  • The NFL comes of age
  • Moving to center stage
  • A troubled decade
  • The perfect television game
  • The cartel
  • Unraveling
  • Labor conflict
  • A new era
  • Defending the shield
  • Super Sunday.
"The National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Football Association. At first is struggled in the shadow of baseball as a vaguely disreputable professional sport, and had trouble competing for athletes and fans. Through a series of mergers, moves between cities, and the advent of television, the NFL gradually grew into one of the nation's most successful professional sports, with cities competing for franchises, and networks competing for broadcast rights. Its stars became national celebrities and its championship game became an annual extravaganza. The highly respected sports historian Richard Crepeau will write a history of the NFL from its hardluck origins to its current glory. He will deal not only with the great teams, great games, and great rivalries, but also with the place of NFL within American culture"-- Provided by publisher.
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GV955.5 .N35 C74 2014 Unknown
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xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The formative years: the first pros
  • Depression and war
  • The NFL comes of age
  • The Rozelle era: moving to center stage
  • A troubled decade
  • The perfect television game
  • The cartel
  • Unraveling
  • Labor conflict
  • The new NFL: a new era
  • Defending the shield
  • Super Sunday.
"The National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Football Association. At first is struggled in the shadow of baseball as a vaguely disreputable professional sport, and had trouble competing for athletes and fans. Through a series of mergers, moves between cities, and the advent of television, the NFL gradually grew into one of the nation's most successful professional sports, with cities competing for franchises, and networks competing for broadcast rights. Its stars became national celebrities and its championship game became an annual extravaganza. The highly respected sports historian Richard Crepeau will write a history of the NFL from its hardluck origins to its current glory. He will deal not only with the great teams, great games, and great rivalries, but also with the place of NFL within American culture"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The formative years: the first pros
  • Depression and war
  • The NFL comes of age
  • The Rozelle era: moving to center stage
  • A troubled decade
  • The perfect television game
  • The cartel
  • Unraveling
  • Labor conflict
  • The new NFL: a new era
  • Defending the shield
  • Super Sunday.
"The National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Football Association. At first is struggled in the shadow of baseball as a vaguely disreputable professional sport, and had trouble competing for athletes and fans. Through a series of mergers, moves between cities, and the advent of television, the NFL gradually grew into one of the nation's most successful professional sports, with cities competing for franchises, and networks competing for broadcast rights. Its stars became national celebrities and its championship game became an annual extravaganza. The highly respected sports historian Richard Crepeau will write a history of the NFL from its hardluck origins to its current glory. He will deal not only with the great teams, great games, and great rivalries, but also with the place of NFL within American culture"-- Provided by publisher.
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GV955.5 .N35 C74 2014 Unknown
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1 online resource (vi, 338 p.)
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710 p., [24] leaves of plates ; 24 cm.
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GV955.5 .N35 H37 1986 Unknown
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x, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
"The National Football League is one of the most significant cultural engines in contemporary American life. Yet despite intense and near ubiquitous media coverage, commentators rarely turn a critical lens on the league to ask what material and social forces have contributed to its success, and how the NFL has influenced public life in the United States. The editors of and contributors to The NFL examine the league as a culturally, economically, and politically powerful presence in American life. The essays, by established and up-and-coming scholars, explore how the NFL is packaged for commercial consumption, the league's influence on American identity, and its relationship to state and cultural militarism. The NFL is the first collection of critical essays to focus attention on the NFL as a cultural force. It boldly moves beyond popular celebrations of the sport and toward a fuller understanding of football's role in shaping contemporary sport, media, and everyday life. Contributors include: David L. Andrews, Aaron Baker, Michael Butterworth, Jacob Dittmer, Dan Grano, Samantha King, Kyle Kusz, Toby Miller, Ronald L. Mower, Dylan Mulvin, Oliver J.C. Rick, Katie Rodgers, and the editors. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The National Football League is one of the most significant cultural engines in contemporary American life. Yet despite intense and near ubiquitous media coverage, commentators rarely turn a critical lens on the league to ask what material and social forces have contributed to its success, and how the NFL has influenced public life in the United States. The editors of and contributors to The NFL examine the league as a culturally, economically, and politically powerful presence in American life. The essays, by established and up-and-coming scholars, explore how the NFL is packaged for commercial consumption, the league's influence on American identity, and its relationship to state and cultural militarism. The NFL is the first collection of critical essays to focus attention on the NFL as a cultural force. It boldly moves beyond popular celebrations of the sport and toward a fuller understanding of football's role in shaping contemporary sport, media, and everyday life. Contributors include: David L. Andrews, Aaron Baker, Michael Butterworth, Jacob Dittmer, Dan Grano, Samantha King, Kyle Kusz, Toby Miller, Ronald L. Mower, Dylan Mulvin, Oliver J.C. Rick, Katie Rodgers, and the editors. "-- Provided by publisher.
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GV955.5 .N35 N45 2014 Unknown
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ix, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
  • John Brown
  • Bob Mann
  • Joe Perry
  • Sherman Howard
  • George Taliaferro
  • Emerson Cole
  • Charlie Powell
  • Eddie Macon
  • Harold Bradley
  • Eddie Bell
  • Henry Ford
  • Bobby Watkins.
One year before Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball in 1947, four black players joined the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams to become the first professional football players of African-American descent in the modern era. While blacks had played on professional teams in the early days of pro football, none had joined a team since 1934. In this book twelve players who began their careers from 1946 to 1955 not only reminisce about the violence they faced on and off the field, the segregated hotels and restaurants, and general hostility that comes with being a trailblazer, but also of white players and coaches who assisted and supported them at various stages of their lives. Among the oral histories presented here are those of such Hall of Famers Bill Willis, Joe Perry, and George Taliaferro.
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  • John Brown
  • Bob Mann
  • Joe Perry
  • Sherman Howard
  • George Taliaferro
  • Emerson Cole
  • Charlie Powell
  • Eddie Macon
  • Harold Bradley
  • Eddie Bell
  • Henry Ford
  • Bobby Watkins.
One year before Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball in 1947, four black players joined the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams to become the first professional football players of African-American descent in the modern era. While blacks had played on professional teams in the early days of pro football, none had joined a team since 1934. In this book twelve players who began their careers from 1946 to 1955 not only reminisce about the violence they faced on and off the field, the segregated hotels and restaurants, and general hostility that comes with being a trailblazer, but also of white players and coaches who assisted and supported them at various stages of their lives. Among the oral histories presented here are those of such Hall of Famers Bill Willis, Joe Perry, and George Taliaferro.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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GV955.5 .N35 P53 2009 Unknown
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201 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Kickoff : the first Black pro
  • Early Black pioneers : from Fritz Pollard to Joe Lillard
  • Invisible men : the NFL color barrier
  • Reintegration : Washington, Strode, Willis, and Motley
  • First and ten : the early years of reintegration
  • New league with old rules : "the golden decade of the 1950s"
  • Touchdown : the integration of the Washington Redskins
  • Epilogue : the state of the game.
In American football, seven out of ten players are black, but few are fully aware of the struggle to achieve equal rights. This text examines how sports laid a foundation for social change by integrating black and white athletes in the National Football League.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
  • Kickoff : the first Black pro
  • Early Black pioneers : from Fritz Pollard to Joe Lillard
  • Invisible men : the NFL color barrier
  • Reintegration : Washington, Strode, Willis, and Motley
  • First and ten : the early years of reintegration
  • New league with old rules : "the golden decade of the 1950s"
  • Touchdown : the integration of the Washington Redskins
  • Epilogue : the state of the game.
In American football, seven out of ten players are black, but few are fully aware of the struggle to achieve equal rights. This text examines how sports laid a foundation for social change by integrating black and white athletes in the National Football League.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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GV955.5 .N35 R67 1999 Unknown
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x, 433 pages ; 24 cm
The National Football League has long reigned as America's favorite professional sports league. In its early days, however, it was anything but a dominant sports industry, barely surviving World War II. Its rise began after the war, and the 1950s was a pivotal decade for the league. Run to Glory and Profits tells the economic story of how in one decade the NFL transformed from having a modest following in the Northeast to surpassing baseball as this country's most popular sport. To break from the margins of the sports landscape, pro football brought innovation, action, skill, and episodic suspense on "any given Sunday." These factors in turn drove attendance and rising revenues. Team owners were quick to embrace television as a new medium to put the league in front of a national audience. Based on primary documents, David George Surdam provides an economic analysis in telling the business story behind the NFL's rise to popularity. Did the league's vaunted competitive balance in the decade result from its more generous revenue sharing and its reverse-order draft? How did the league combat rival leagues, such as the All-America Football Conference and the American Football League? Although strife between owners and players developed quickly, pro-football fans stayed loyal because the product itself remained so good.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The National Football League has long reigned as America's favorite professional sports league. In its early days, however, it was anything but a dominant sports industry, barely surviving World War II. Its rise began after the war, and the 1950s was a pivotal decade for the league. Run to Glory and Profits tells the economic story of how in one decade the NFL transformed from having a modest following in the Northeast to surpassing baseball as this country's most popular sport. To break from the margins of the sports landscape, pro football brought innovation, action, skill, and episodic suspense on "any given Sunday." These factors in turn drove attendance and rising revenues. Team owners were quick to embrace television as a new medium to put the league in front of a national audience. Based on primary documents, David George Surdam provides an economic analysis in telling the business story behind the NFL's rise to popularity. Did the league's vaunted competitive balance in the decade result from its more generous revenue sharing and its reverse-order draft? How did the league combat rival leagues, such as the All-America Football Conference and the American Football League? Although strife between owners and players developed quickly, pro-football fans stayed loyal because the product itself remained so good.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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GV955.5 .N35 S87 2013 Unknown
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v. ; 23 cm.
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GV955.5.N35 W46 2ND(1995) Unknown
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xvi, 254 p. ; 24 cm.
  • In the best interest of the league : the NFL builds its future on its past
  • Anything but free : playing for the NFL
  • Any given Sunday : how Bert bell built the NFL's even playing field
  • A perfect team : television and the NFL
  • The NFL goes prime time : Monday night football and mainstream audiences
  • Sports bars, satellites, and fantasy football : new media, new markets
  • NFL merchandising : the empire's new clothes
  • The Super Bowl : who really wins?
  • Stadium fever : who plays and who pays?
  • Down to the wire : inside the 2006 negotiations
  • Super teams, savvy owners, and the future of the NFL.
  • In the best interest of the league : the NFL builds its future on its past
  • Anything but free : playing for the NFL
  • Any given Sunday : how Bert bell built the NFL's even playing field
  • A perfect team : television and the NFL
  • The NFL goes prime time : Monday night football and mainstream audiences
  • Sports bars, satellites, and fantasy football : new media, new markets
  • NFL merchandising : the empire's new clothes
  • The Super Bowl : who really wins?
  • Stadium fever : who plays and who pays?
  • Down to the wire : inside the 2006 negotiations
  • Super teams, savvy owners, and the future of the NFL.
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GV955.5 .N35 Y67 2006 Unknown
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xvi, 254 p. ; 24 cm.
  • In the best interest of the league : the NFL builds its future on its past
  • Anything but free : playing for the NFL
  • Any given Sunday : how Bert bell built the NFL's even playing field
  • A perfect team : television and the NFL
  • The NFL goes prime time : Monday night football and mainstream audiences
  • Sports bars, satellites, and fantasy football : new media, new markets
  • NFL merchandising : the empire's new clothes
  • The super bowl : who really wins?
  • Stadium fever : who plays and who pays?
  • Down to the wire : inside the 2006 negotiations
  • Super teams, savvy owners, and the future of the NFL.
  • In the best interest of the league : the NFL builds its future on its past
  • Anything but free : playing for the NFL
  • Any given Sunday : how Bert bell built the NFL's even playing field
  • A perfect team : television and the NFL
  • The NFL goes prime time : Monday night football and mainstream audiences
  • Sports bars, satellites, and fantasy football : new media, new markets
  • NFL merchandising : the empire's new clothes
  • The super bowl : who really wins?
  • Stadium fever : who plays and who pays?
  • Down to the wire : inside the 2006 negotiations
  • Super teams, savvy owners, and the future of the NFL.
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352 p. ; 25 cm.
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GV955.5.U8 B97 1986 Available
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254 p. ; 24 cm.
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GV955.5.X45 F67 2002 Available
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xiv, 252 p. illus., ports. 21 cm.
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GV956 .D3 C48 Unknown
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ix, 805 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
From Dandy Don Meredith and Roger Staubach to the three Super Bowls won by the unbeatable trio of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith in the mid-nineties, to TO, Tony Romo, and the glitzy soap opera team of today, the Cowboys have been the NFL's star franchise for 50 years. Love them or hate them-the Dallas Cowboys are known as "America's Team." But the Cowboys have never been just about football. With their oil baron roots, overbearing, ego-driven owner, players who can't stay out of the tabloids, a palatial new home that sets the standard for modern stadiums, fans as enthusiastic as cheerleaders, and cheerleaders who are as famous as the team itself, the Cowboys have become a staple of Americana. Joe Nick Patoski plumbs all these stories in a book that is a rich, sometimes scandalous, and always vivid portrait of a time, a place, and an irreplaceable team.
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From Dandy Don Meredith and Roger Staubach to the three Super Bowls won by the unbeatable trio of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith in the mid-nineties, to TO, Tony Romo, and the glitzy soap opera team of today, the Cowboys have been the NFL's star franchise for 50 years. Love them or hate them-the Dallas Cowboys are known as "America's Team." But the Cowboys have never been just about football. With their oil baron roots, overbearing, ego-driven owner, players who can't stay out of the tabloids, a palatial new home that sets the standard for modern stadiums, fans as enthusiastic as cheerleaders, and cheerleaders who are as famous as the team itself, the Cowboys have become a staple of Americana. Joe Nick Patoski plumbs all these stories in a book that is a rich, sometimes scandalous, and always vivid portrait of a time, a place, and an irreplaceable team.
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GV956 .D3 P35 2012 Unknown
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xvi, 286 p. illus. 22 cm.
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GV956 .G7 K7 Unknown
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2 v. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition
  • v. 2. Building a high-performance organization
  • v. 1. Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition
  • v. 2. Building a high-performance organization
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GV956.N36 L38 2005 V.1 Available
GV956.N36 L38 2005 V.2 Available
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x, 485 pages ; 25 cm
"Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, [and] an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a ... narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game"-- Provided by publisher.
"Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, [and] an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a ... narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game"-- Provided by publisher.
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GV956 .N37 D38 2013 Unknown
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283 p. illus. (part col.), ports. 29 cm.
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GV956 .N38 M35 Unknown
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247 p. ; 22 cm.
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GV956 .N42 T44 Available