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America"s Game

The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation

by Michael Maccambridge

  • 290 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Random House .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages576
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7425948M
ISBN 100375504540
ISBN 109780375504549
OCLC/WorldCa55487248

I came away with a very good sense of what each league commissioner brought to This was the best book I read in As he did in "The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated Magazine," MacCambridge combines prodigious interviewing and research with a savvy use of anecdotes, like those of a young midshipman, George Allen -- later the coach of the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins -- knocking on Albert Einstein's front door in Princeton hoping to play checkers and of the inquiry in by two owners into J. The league has the highest television ratings, the most television money, the best sponsorships, the most sophisticated marketing and public relations, the greatest interest from gamblers and fantasy-sports enthusiasts and the advantage of each team playing one game a week, which makes each one important. But he has only made the league bigger.

This was pro football in It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Joe Horrigan, former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and perhaps the greatest living historian of the NFL. By Richard Sandomir Nov. If hard to imagine today, there were two distinct moments when the United States was regarded as a beacon of hope to the peoples of the Middle East. Eastern time December 30 10 p.

Ah, but what about all of the unspoken intrigue, the subtexts, the gestures, the strategy? I came away with a very good sense of what each league commissioner brought to This was the best book I read in Sit in the bleachers, sip a beer, and take a bite of a bratwurst hot dog. Though some fans may be disappointed that their favorite teams and players aren't extensively covered, this magisterial history is a fitting acknowledgment of the sport's legacy. Who the hell is Pete Rozelle?


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Americas Game book

The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challenges to produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady. Eastern time on November 17,followed by the first of the countdown shows the following week. Sep 05, adam rated it liked it Goddamnit I am ready for football season.

In instances of teams winning multiple Super Bowls closely together different people are interviewed for each episode. Though there are plenty of vivid descriptions of remarkable games, what sets this chronicle apart from a slew of other recent football books is the depth and breadth of its stories about players, coaches and owners.

Who the hell is Pete Rozelle? But he has only made the league bigger. While America surpasses Age of Empires II in pure visual mastery, it falls behind on just about every other front. MacCambridge also considers the sport's track record regarding race relations, noting that the NFL's first black players were on the field months before Jackie Robinson, while highlighting the roles played by great African-American athletes like Paul Younger and Jim Brown.

Fourteen years later, ensconced as the Rams general manager, he was the compromise choice of N. He lives with his wife and children in St. But many Americans still feel that there is nothing quite like watching a live MLB game, sitting in the stands and soaking in the entire experience, enlivening the five senses with all that is baseball.

By Michael MacCambridge. This was pro football in But is there a single, right answer? The program debuted on December 29 at a. What is so special about the N. America's Game is a unique tribute to this enduring cultural phenomenon, and will become the authoritative tribute to all that is great about the sport Americans--and the world--loves.

At its best, America could almost be considered a decent AOE add-on. Copeland, by contrast, was a college dropout from Alabama, an aspiring jazz trumpeter and self-described riverboat gambler.

Maybe that is the whole point: like the US, sports keep changing to reflect culture.Jun 01,  · "Burgos Jr. is an historian and has a professional's comfort with original-source documents, first-person accounts, and archival treasure hunts. His book reclaims the game's forgotten stars and championship squads."—Literary Hub"Adrian Burgos is one of best young historians currently working the baseball beat.

It’s a fine idea, but it’s not so finely executed. While America surpasses Age of Empires II in pure visual mastery, it falls behind on just about every other front. You start by choosing one of four sides – Native Americans, Outlaws, Mexicans, and the U.S. Settlers, each coming equipped with its own campaigns, units, buildings, and 3/5.

Jerry Rice Signed AMERICA'S GAME NFL At Hardcover Book 49ers HOF. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

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Shipping and handling. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping hildebrandsguld.com Rating: % positive. Oct 29,  · “This book is an amazing compilation of the game’s history as seen through the eyes of my friend Jerry Rice, aka The GOAT.

You are going to love this book almost as much as you loved watching Jerry play!” —Barry Sanders, NFL Hall of Fame Class of America's Game The NFL at (Book): Rice, Jerry: Over the past century, professional football has transformed from a game played in leather helmets on cow pastures to one of the most high-tech, popular sports on the planet.

In this entertaining and concise history, Jerry Rice and Randy O. Williams celebrate the NFLs centennial, bringing together colorful memories, insights, and personal. AMERICA'S GAME: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation Michael MacCambridge, Author.

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