The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr

The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr


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ISBN-13: 9781442242845
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/25/2014
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 845,790
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Chris Willis has worked at NFL Films as the head of the research library since 1996. He has written multiple books on early pro football, including Old Leather: An Oral History of Early Pro Football in Ohio, 1920–1935 (2005), The Columbus Panhandles: A Complete History of Pro Football’s Toughest Team, 1900–1922 (2007), and Dutch Clark: The Life of an NFL Legend and the Birth of the Detroit Lions (2012), all published by Scarecrow Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword James A. Carr, grandson of Joe F. Carr
Introduction: One Man’s Vision
Part I: Humble Beginnings (1879–1919)
1. The Irish Way (1841–1878)
2. Growing Up in Columbus, Ohio (1879–1893)
3. The Love of a Family Is Replaced by a Love of Sports (1894–1906)
4. The Columbus Panhandles and the Great Nesser Brothers (1907–1909)
5. Starting a Family (1910–1913)
6. Pro Football’s Most Famous Traveling Team (1914–1916)
7. Making a Name for Himself (1917–1919)
Part II: The Presidency (1920–1939)
8. The American Professional Football Association (1920)
9. President Elect (1921)
10. The National Football League (1922)
11. Defending Professional Football (1923)
12. Baby Steps for President Carr (1924)
13. The NFL Comes to New York City (1925)
14. The Galloping Ghost and Pottsville Controversy (1925)
15. The Grange League (1926)
16. Traveling for a Cause (1927–1928)
17. How Do We Get to the Big Cities and Stay? (1929–1930)
18. Small-Town Green Bay Is Titletown (1931)
19. Indoor Circus (1932)
20. The Pro Game Separates Itself from the College Game (1933)
21. Sneakers in New York (1934)
22. The Postgraduate Game Is Finally a Big-City Sport (1935)
23. Packers, Redskins, and the NFL Draft (1936)
24. Heart of Gold Continues to Work (1937)
25. “Greatest Show in Football” (1938)
26. Death of a President (1939)
27. Aftermath
28. Pro Football Hall of Fame (1963)
29. The Legacy of Joe F. Carr
Appendix: Dates and Locations of NFL Meetings Presided by NFL President Joe F. Carr (1921–1939)
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