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The History of the NFL: The Complete Story of the National Football League, 1920-2000

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There has never been a sports entity like the National Football League or a book like "The NFL Century" -a dazzling and comprehensive celebration of gridiron glory.

Eighty years ago a group of mildly successful, middle-America businessmen and sports hounds gathered in a Hupmobile showroom in Canton, Ohio. Leaning, kneeling, and sitting on the running boards of the shiny 1920...
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Overview

There has never been a sports entity like the National Football League or a book like "The NFL Century" -a dazzling and comprehensive celebration of gridiron glory.

Eighty years ago a group of mildly successful, middle-America businessmen and sports hounds gathered in a Hupmobile showroom in Canton, Ohio. Leaning, kneeling, and sitting on the running boards of the shiny 1920 models, they mapped out a plan to change pro football from a chaotic, cutthroat game of disrepute to something that might be an organized league.

These were optimistic men, but not even the most farsighted among them could have imagined the path their offspring-the National Football League-would take over the course of the twentieth century. Who could have guessed that an entity born in the dusty, wooden arenas of Hammond (Indiana), Akron (Ohio), and Rock Island (Illinois) would become the preeminent sports organization in the Nation, if not the world?

How did it happen? It was an alchemy of skilled planning, gritty determination, and sheer luck-and until now, it has been too massive a story to tell between the covers of one book.

But here it all is, from the 29-game barnstorming tour of Ernie Nevers and the Duluth Eskimos in 1926 to Super Bowl III, in which Joe Namath and the AFL's New York Jets uprooted the NFL establishment; from the first NFL Championship Game, played indoors on an 80-yard field in 1932, to Art Rooney's first Super Bowl ring after 40 years as Pittsburgh's lovable loser; from the dramatic 1958 title game that marked pro football's potential as the sport made for television, to the story of John Elway, in the twilight of his career, leading the Denver broncos to consecutive Super Bowl victories.

Though the passion and pain of NFL competition has changed little since 1920, practically everything else about the game has changed a great deal. A lot happened between Red Grange and Emmitt Smith; between the Pottsville Maroons and the Carolina Panthers; between 0-0 ties and 400-yard passing games; between the Polo grounds and the Georgia Done; between the Single-Wing and the Run-and-Shoot, between soft-leather pads and Plexiglass visors.

But "The NFL Century" is much more than an encyclopedia. This epic book is fortified with colorful quotes, original illustrations, and the finest historical football photography ever presented. The game becomes both personal and poignant as the images come alive: injured Sammy Baugh weeping as he watches the 1943 championship game from the bench; the power sweep of Vince Lombardi's Packers looming destructive; Don Shula leaving the field atop his players' shoulders after becoming the winningest coach in NFL history.

The highlight of "The NFL Century" is a salute to the All-Time Team-a 48-man roster of the NFL's greatest players, as selected by a committee of sportswriters and long-time NFL insiders. It also features an introduction by Pro Football Hall-of-Fame linebacker Dick Butkus, a superstar with the Chicago Bears from 1965-1973. The visual centerpieces are All-Decade Team illustrations, stunning original work by nationally acclaimed artists.

This is the perfect opportunity for every true football fan to relive the most memorable events and revisit the colorful personalities who made pro football America's favorite game.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765110626
  • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.49 (w) x 12.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Dick Butkus

The Twenties

The Thirties

The Forties

The All-Two-Way Team

The Fifties

NFL Time Line

The All-Time Team

The Sixties

The Seventies

The Eighties

The Nineties
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