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The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s - the Era That Created Modern Sports

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Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, ISBN13 9780393080162, ISBN10 0393080161
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Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, ISBN13 9780393080162, ISBN10 0393080161

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Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company, 2012, ISBN13 9780393080162, ISBN10 0393080161

Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana s gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook s rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken Snake Stabler to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football s greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL s transformation from second-tier sport into national obsession.

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Book Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 278
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Cook, Kevin
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: September, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780393080162
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0393080161
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