Backseat Quarterback


A wife's insider story of her marriage to a famous New York Giant during the golden days of professional football
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A wife's insider story of her marriage to a famous New York Giant during the golden days of professional football
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578065974
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Pages: 253
  • Sales rank: 1,331,855
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: On Naming a Book
1 The Road to New York 3
2 The Pros 18
3 Sign Here 30
4 Pre-Season: The Men in Camp 40
5 The Wives Arrive 51
6 New York Is a Winter Festival 63
Mid-Word 76
7 The Week Before: Practice 79
8 The Hour Before: Locker Room 91
9 The Game 97
10 The Game from the Stands 108
11 After the Game 115
12 Life in the Grand Hotel 126
13 The Objective Journalist 135
14 How to Avoid Figuring in the Odds 151
15 Fighting 158
16 Physical Unfitness 165
17 What Cost Glory? 169
18 Dodgers and Devisers 175
19 Doing Something about the Weather 183
20 Boos 190
21 Cheers 200
22 A Pro's Propositions 209
23 The Games of Memory 214
24 Big Wins, Big Losses - I 220
25 Big Wins, Big Losses - II 225
26 November 29, 1959 ... 230
27 Quarterback's Comeback 235
28 The Conerly Plan 245
Last Word: "A Football Fairy Tale" 248
Afterword 251
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