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

Label
Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL
Title
Football for a buck
Title remainder
the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Pearlman
Title variation
United States Football League
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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" --
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From publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearlman, Jeff
Dewey number
796.332/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USFL (Organization)
  • USFL (Organization)
  • Football
  • USFL (Organization)
  • Football
  • United States
Label
Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL, Jeff Pearlman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index
Contents
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. Franchises -- 16. Cancer -- 17. Legal eagles -- 18. Suspended -- 19. Reunion
Control code
on1016543809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544454385
Lccn
2018006360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016543809
Label
Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL, Jeff Pearlman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index
Contents
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. Franchises -- 16. Cancer -- 17. Legal eagles -- 18. Suspended -- 19. Reunion
Control code
on1016543809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544454385
Lccn
2018006360
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016543809

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