The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL / Jackson Michael.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Oral history from players and coaches detailing the NFL from the late 1930s through the 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-348) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780803255739 (hardback)
      080325573X (hardback)
      9780803262980 (mobi)
      0803262981 (mobi)
    • Accession Number:
      2014012699
    • Accession Number:
      ocn877370500
      877370500
    • Accession Number:
      fay.425655
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MICHAEL, J. The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL. [s. l.]: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN 9780803255739. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Michael J. The Game before the Money : Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Michael, J. (2014). The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Michael, Jackson. 2014. The Game before the Money : Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655.
    • Harvard:
      Michael, J. (2014) The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Michael, J 2014, The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL, University of Nebraska Press, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Michael, Jackson. The Game before the Money : Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Michael, Jackson. The Game before the Money : Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Michael J. The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL [Internet]. University of Nebraska Press; 2014 [cited 2019 Dec 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.425655

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 September #1

Today's NFL has a license to print money. Television contracts and product sponsorships are worth billions. But it wasn't always so, as this oral history of the game from players who competed from the 1940s through the 1970s makes abundantly clear. Most of the marginal players and a good many of the starters had off-season jobs, often as car salesmen. Along with tales of making ends meet, there are plenty of on-the-field anecdotes, too, many from former Green Bay Packers who played during the Vince Lombardi era and who not only relive the glory days but also express their unabashed admiration for the legendary coach in one moving tribute after another. Fans who remember these players will thoroughly enjoy reliving the good times with the heroes of their youth, and younger fans will get a valuable sense of how today's game came to be. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 September #1

There is a rich history of professional football oral histories that relate the experiences of NFL players—Myron Cope's The Game That Was, Stuart Leuthner's Iron Men, and Andy Piascik's Gridiron Gauntlet, to name a few. Michael's book fits well into that engaging continuum without duplicating players or stories, and adds to our knowledge of football's past. The author interviewed 40 former players, including Pro Football Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Bob Greise, whose cumulative careers run from 1937 to 1989 and arranged their recollections in chronological order. The reminiscences are well edited so they are not repetitive or overly mundane, and in general emphasize the joy of playing the game and being part of a team. While some of the players have current health problems, most are doing well in their later years and often have words of wisdom to impart to the interviewer. VERDICT All football fans will enjoy the stories told in this entertaining and engrossing read.—John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ

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