The Best Game Ever: Giants Vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL

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Click for availability and more information The Best Game Ever: Giants Vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL, by Mark Bowden

Nearly a play-by-play account of one of the most important games in NFL history. Profiles of key players and insights into their character and the way they interacted provide background for the game. The drama and tension of the game are gripping; even knowing the outcome it's exciting to relive it, on the field with the players and coaches. The game and the advent with it of TV coverage totally changed pro football and sports on TV. As the author points out, John Unitas earned $17,500 in leading the Colts to the championship. Five years later, Joe Namath signed with the NY Jets for $427,000, plus a $200,000 bonus.
-Nancy Y.

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