How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched A Sports EmpireBook - 2018
In the 1920s and 1930s Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell achieved renown as gamblers, bookies, and prodigal sons. What they shared, other than street smarts and a competitive streak, was an unusual passion for professional football at a time when the nation was obsessed with college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing. In its first years the League nearly failed numerous times: frequently short on funds or fans, and often both. The five rivals succeeded because each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League, and by the 1950s the NFL we know today first came into view. -- adapted from publisher info
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 796.332 EISENBERG
Characteristics: viii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25cm