John Eisenberg - The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

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When the NFL was founded in August 1920, it called itself the American Professional Football Association and, compared to baseball, boxing, horseracing, and college football, it was laughable. Yet now the NFL brings in millions of dollars annually and the 2017 Super Bowl drew over 111 million viewers, making it the third-most watched broadcast in U.S. television history. Drawing on archival research and dozens of interviews, Eisenberg, a former Baltimore Sun sportswriter and author of That First Season, tells the little-known story of how the NFL became the powerhouse it is. At the center of his story are five owners: Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bel, men with a vision who were ready to risk everything for it.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780465048700
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Published: Basic Books - October 9th, 2018

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