Originally published in 1979 chronicles the life of George Halas.This book by Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap takes readers from training camp through the Green Bay Packers' dramatic 1967 victory in Super Bowl II.George Plimpton's book is one of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football.League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage.Dave Meggyesy had been an outside linebacker with the St. Louis Cardinals for seven years when he quit at the height of his career to tell about the dehumanizing side of the game—about the fraud and the payoffs, the racism, drug abuse, and incredible violence. Two men. Once names Gale Sayers, the other Brian Piccolo. They came from different parts of the country. They competed fiercely for the same job. One liked to talk; the other was shy. One was white; the other black. This is the story of how they came to know each other, fight each other, and help each other.Jim Dent chronicles the legendary training camp in Junction, Texas. 115 players began, and the 35 that survived bonded like no other team in America.With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires—and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.Published in 1973, North Dallas Forty cronicled an NFL rife with corruption, drugs, sex and violence. As coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, Vince Lombardi turned perennial losers into a juggernaut, winning back-to-back NFL titles in 1961 and 1962, and Superbowls I and II in 1966 and 1967. Stern, severe, sentimental, and paternal, he stood revered, reviled, respected, and mocked—a touchstone for the '60s all in one person.
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