GV955.5 .N35 H37 1986 - GV956 .N37 D38 2013
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710 p., [24] leaves of plates ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: Here I Go Again: Football in France Introduction: Land of Confusion: Tape, Turf and the 1987 NFL Player's Strike Chapter 1: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Football Nomad (Mike Hohensee) Chapter 2: Didn't We Almost Have It All: The Meat and Seafood Guy (Joe Bock) Chapter 3: Full Metal Jacket: The Coach (Les Steckel) Chapter 4: Who Will You Run To?: The New Irving Fryar (Larry Linne) Chapter 5: Yo, Bum Rush the Show: From Suge Knight to Steve Dils Chapter 6: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Leigh Steinberg) Chapter 7: You Keep Me Hangin' On: From First Round to Replacement (John Reaves) Chapter 8: Stand by Me: The Regulars (Keith Butler and Jeff Kemp) Chapter 9: The Last Emperor: Montana and the End of the Strike Part I Chapter 10: The Lost Boys: Adrian Breen and the End of Strike Football Part II Epilogue: Over the Top: 1987 and Beyond Afterword: The Running Man: On Walter Payton and Boyhood Idols Acknowledgments About the Author Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442241541 20160619
In 1987 the players of the National Football League went on strike, demanding better pay and the right to seek free agency. Determined to keep the league going, team owners pulled replacements from wherever they could be found, from the semi-pro leagues to bar stools, in order to create makeshift teams. For three weeks, "regular" men-truck drivers, school teachers, stockbrokers-were able to put on NFL helmets and jerseys, play in professional stadiums, and live their dreams. The replacements had to dodge thrown food and endure catcalls while they played in nearly empty stadiums, but for three weeks they could call themselves professional football players. Ultimately, the replacements' days as professional athletes were all but forgotten by fans and the league. Ted Kluck changes that in Three-Week Professionals: Inside the 1987 NFL Players' Strike, sharing the stories of the replacements alongside the strike experiences of NFL veterans. The innocence and joy experienced by the replacements stand in stark contrast to the high-stakes negotiations being waged by striking NFL players, negotiations that would spike the pay scale and change the face of the NFL. Three-Week Professionals includes original interviews with both the replacement players and the professionals who went on strike, bringing to life these brief but unusual days of football. Football fans and sports historians alike will find this book a fascinating glimpse into three of the strangest weeks in the NFL-and come to realize the impact those weeks had on the world's most lucrative sports league.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442241541 20160619
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xiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Players whose careers began before 1950. Chuck Cherundolo
  • Joseph "Buddy" Lex and Clarence "Ace" Parker
  • Al "Ox" Wistert
  • Nolan Luhn
  • Charley Trippi
  • Johnny Lujack
  • George Taliaferro
  • Players whose careers began in the 1950s. Yale Lary
  • Frank Gifford
  • Johnny Lattner
  • Cotton Davidson
  • Bob Skoronski
  • Bart Starr
  • Paul Horning
  • Sonny Jurgensen
  • Jim Taylor
  • Don Mayhard
  • Players whose careers began in the 1960s. Carroll Dale
  • Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin
  • Dick Frey
  • Irv Cross
  • Garland Boyette
  • Mick Tingelhoff
  • Lee Roy Jordan
  • Tony Lorick
  • Carl Eller
  • Dan Reeves
  • Walt Garrison
  • Ken Houston
  • Elvin Bethea
  • Bob Griese
  • Rocky Bleier
  • Players whose careers began in the 1970s. Jack Youngblood
  • Otis Sistrunk
  • Conrad Dobler
  • Joe DeLamielleure
  • Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
  • Doug English
  • Louie Kelcher
  • Chris Bahr.
The Game before the Money recounts the National Football League's story and the evolution of America's most popular sport in the vivid words of men who built the NFL. This unprecedented look at football history from the players' perspective combines the stories of icons such as Frank Gifford and Bart Starr with those of journeymen who shared the huddle with Johnny Unitas and rallied to halftime speeches from legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and George Halas. Featuring players from the 1930s through the 1970s, these personal accounts trace professional football in its journey from post-barnstorming days through the first two decades of the Super Bowl. The Game before the Money offers backstories to classic games and the men who made history in them before multi-million dollar contracts. Insights into life in the NFL come from those most capable of providing it, NFL legends themselves. Forty former players open windows onto their own lives, their triumphs and tragedies, and the hardship and the glory that make them the people they are both on and off the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803255739 20160618
Green Library
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x, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contributors 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439909577 20160616
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439909577 20160616
Green Library
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781589794429 20160609
Green Library
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185 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Why has professional football been in the news? NFL concussion revelations heighten concern about game safety / Don Van Natta Jr. ; Adrian Peterson and the sport fan's new quandary : watch or not? / Patrik Jonsson ; Cheating scandals have tarnished pro football's reputation / David Fleming ; Washington, DC, team faces pressure to change derogatory name / Travis Waldron ; NFL cheerleaders take the spotlight with lawsuits over fair pay / Howard Bloom ; Pro football's legal issues attract government scrutiny / Kaveh Waddell
  • Does professional football perpetuate violence? Overview: Boxing fell from favour as we became less tolerant of violence. Will American football follow? / Ed Smith ; Domestic violence is a serious problem in the NFL / David Leonard and Monica Casper ; NFL players face token league censure for violent off-field behavior / Travis Waldron ; The NFL must do more to curb domestic abuse / Richard Blumenthal ; Domestic violence is not a serious problem in the NFL / Jim Picht ; The NFL is working hard to combat domestic violence / Lucia Graves ; The NFL has strengthened its player-conduct policies / National Football League ; Football is a socially acceptable way to express violent emotions / Tom Allon
  • What is the impact of drugs in professional football? NFL players routinely abuse pain medications to stay in the game / John Barr ; Retired NFL players bear serious consequences from drug use / Jim Dryden ; Alcohol and drug use by NFL players sets a bad example for youth / Bryan Levy ; Pain and pain management in NFL spawn a culture of prescription drug use and abuse / Sally Jenkins and Rick Maese ; Marijuana can play a legitimate role for professional football players / Marvin Washington, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Scott Fujita
  • What are some other key issues with professional football? Three simple fixes that could save pro football : reimagining the game for the twenty-first century / Jeff Nussbaum ; Professional football is good for the economy / Yuval Rosenberg ; Hosting a Super Bowl is a bad deal for cities / Alan Pyke ; The NFL should be stripped of its nonprofit status / Andy Kroll ; The moral case against football / Melissa Jeltsen ; Actually, anybody can play / Bindu Khurana
  • Organizations to contact.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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)9780814774953 20160528
Green Library
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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)9780803246966 20160612
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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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.
Law Library (Crown)
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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.
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352 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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254 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Before Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, and before the frustrating expansion years and countless front office mistakes of the twenty-first century, there were the Browns of the late 1980s. The years 1985 to 1989 saw the Cleveland Browns explode out of a decade and a half of inconsistency and mediocrity to win four American Football Conference Central Division titles and make the playoffs five straight years. Twice they came within inches of a Super Bowl appearance, led by an unforgettable cast of characters Cleveland embraced and still cherishes. These teams are perhaps the most memorable in the history of Cleveland professional sports. "Sundays in the Pound" traces quarterback Bernie Kosar's winding path from Youngstown to Florida to Cleveland, explains why there was so much more to running back Earnest Byner than one unforgotten fumble, and reveals how cornerback Hanford Dixon created a canine phenomenon in the end-zone stands that has persevered to this day. Author Jonathan Knight delves into "the Drive" and "the Fumble"; examines the fairy-tale performance of an aging veteran quarterback who directed the Browns through the snow and into the playoffs in his final game at the old, cavernous Cleveland Stadium on Lake Erie's shoreline; and recounts an epic playoff saga in which the Browns staged one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Cleveland sports. Cleveland Browns fans throughout the country fondly remember the "Dawg Days, " and they will welcome "Sundays in the Pound".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780873388665 20160619
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xiv, 252 p. illus., ports. 21 cm.
Green Library
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316077552 20160610
Green Library
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xvi, 286 p. illus. 22 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. Achievements, personnel, teamwork, motivation, and competition
  • v. 2. Building a high-performance organization
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vii, 207 page : illustrations ; 23 cm
Telling the story of Saints football in New Orleans is a way to understand larger social, political and economic conditions during pivotal moments of the city's history. This book is the first to explore the team's role in rebuilding the city following Hurricane Katrina. The author documents New Orleans' initial efforts to attract professional football, the Katrina disaster and some successes and failures during 10 years of post-disaster recovery. The narrative of community recovery and cohesion crafted by Saints fans transcends racial divides and illustrates the relationship between professional sports and the American city. The voices of female fans-largely overlooked in the study of sports-compel a more inclusive definition of football fandom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476662602 20161024
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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.
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