The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever

The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever

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The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever by Frank Gifford

“Frank Gifford brings the contest so alive that you find yourself almost wondering, 50 years later, how it will turn out in the end.”
New York Times Book Review

 

The Glory Game recreates in breathtaking detail the 1958 National Football League Championship Game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts, which many football fans feel was “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” This first-hand, field level, “behind-the-helmet” account by ex-Giant Hall of Famer and longtime “Monday Night Football” broadcaster Frank Gifford brings back to life all the sights and sounds of the momentous contest that changed football forever, and offers vivid, indelible portraits of the legendary players—including Sam Huff, Andy Robustelli, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, and Raymond Berry. The Giants-Colts clash of ’58 was truly The Glory Game—and now readers can relive it in all its glory.

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ISBN-13: 9780061542572
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/03/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 285
Sales rank: 659,459
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 5.36(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

A New York Giant for twelve seasons, Frank Gifford received the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award in 1956 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He was a sports broadcaster for more than thirty years—including twenty-seven years in the booth for ABC's Monday Night Football. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, and their children.

Peter Richmond is the author of four other books, including The Glory Game (with Frank Gifford). His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, and GQ. He lives with his wife in Dutchess County, New York.

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The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE GLORY GAME brings back all the memories of a auper football game played fifty years ago that changed the direction of pro football. Every true football fan will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great because the book not only talked about the game it also talked about the players,coaches,families,and places to go back then and things that happen during that time and later on.
TomJacksonTJ More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful tribute to his Giant teammates and the Colt players Frank has given us in this magnificent book. Not only does he capture the magic of that incredible game (which, as a young Baltimoroean, I watched with breathless excitement, and have always considered an unforgettable game), but he offers so many colorful, entertaining stories and such a rich cornucopia of information about the players, coaches and owners, stories which reflect his own abiding appreciation and love for his colleagues and mentors. This is a great book, and I commend it as an excellent, entertaining, and highly worthwhile read by an intelligent, insightful and modest human being. Tom Jackson, Raleigh, NC
mxking More than 1 year ago
Unique insights into the game. I saw the game and it will always be a highlight of my football memories. Being in the game gave Gifford an incredible insight not offered before. If you like football you will love this book
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The Glory Game is a richly written, witty account of the championship game 50 years ago between the Giants and the Colts. As much as the game changed the course and future of football, it is an entertaining story of the players themselves. Gifford¿s reflective play by play brought the game alive. You almost felt the hard packed earth rise up with every tackle, the smell of cigar smoke in the stands, the intense rivalry and banter of the players and the confusion a tie created when the clock ran out. The conversational account made you want to hear more about the players, how they all had off season jobs to support their families so they could play the game they loved. 50 years ago football was considered second class to baseball but the guys who played the game were an eclectic fraternity who played hard, respected their owners and were part of the communities they played in. They drank at Toot¿s Shors, smoked cigarettes they endorsed, attended neighborhood birthday parties and in the case of the Giants, walked to home games. Gifford¿s account made me want to hear more about Charlie Conerly, the Marlboro Man, Big Daddy Lipscomb and his questionable death and Kyle Rote who had 10 children named after him because he was so beloved by so many. Had they given Gifford the few inches for a first down football history may have been rewritten. but then we would have lost the opportunity to read this most engaging story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend to all football sports fans!