Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL / Jeff Pearlman.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The United States Football League--known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL--was the last football league to challenge the NFL while causing its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, from 1983 to 1985, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends. But then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump. The league featured as many as eighteen teams and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie, and Mike Rozier. In Football for a Buck, dogged reporter and biographer Jeff Pearlman draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities ever to have captivated America. From excess drug use to airplane brawls and player-coach punch-outs, to backroom business deals, to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports readers back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious, and unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes, and how, even thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler"-- From publisher's description.
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue -- 1. Origins -- 2. Albert C. Lynch -- 3. Herschel -- 4. Seasonal -- 5. Weathering a storm -- 6. Title dreams -- 7. Craziness -- 8. The saviors -- 9. Wild fields -- 10. Gerbils and snowballs -- 11. Falling -- 12. Movement -- 13. Wobbling -- 14. Blank guns -- 15. Hookers have business cards? -- 16. Cancer -- 17. Legal eagles -- 18. Suspended -- 19. Reunion.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      United States Football League.
    • ISBN:
      9780544454385
      0544454383
    • Accession Number:
      2018006360
    • Accession Number:
      on1016543809
      1016543809
    • Accession Number:
      fay.583818
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PEARLMAN, J. Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. ISBN 9780544454385. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818. Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Pearlman J. Football for a Buck : The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Pearlman, J. (2018). Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pearlman, Jeff. 2018. Football for a Buck : The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818.
    • Harvard:
      Pearlman, J. (2018) Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818 (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pearlman, J 2018, Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Pearlman, Jeff. Football for a Buck : The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pearlman, Jeff. Football for a Buck : The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pearlman J. Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.583818