A Century of NFL Football

The All-Time Quiz


Author: Roger Gordon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493044605

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8439

The birth of the National Football League can be traced to a meeting held in the showroom of a Canton, Ohio, car dealership in September, 1920. From these humble beginnings pro football has grown into a global phenomenon. Today, nearly a century later, fans flock to stadiums across the country, and worldwide television viewership numbers in the hundreds of millions. To celebrate the NFL's 100th season, Roger Gordon describes the evolution of pro football in trivia questions, answers, and anecdotes. Rather than merely posing questions and providing short answers, Gordon gives details behind each—stories that bring to life players, coaches, rivalries, and championships.

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

NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s: the Era that Created Modern Sports


Author: Kevin Cook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393089509

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7591

The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history—pro football’s raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence. 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.

NFL Football

The Official Fans' Guide


Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781572431553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 555

Presents highlights from National Football League history, profiles current teams, provides brief biographies, and includes full records for the regular season and playoffs

Empirical Studies in Applied Economics


Author: Jeffrey A. Dubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792373957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 3714

Empirical Studies In Applied Economics presents nine previously unpublished analyses in monograph form. In this work, the topics are presented so that each chapter stands on its own. The emphasis is on the applications but attention is also given to the econometric and statistical issues for advanced readers. Econometric methods include multivariate regression analysis, limited dependent variable analysis, and other maximum likelihood techniques. The empirical topics include the measurement of competition and market power in natural gas transportation markets and in the pharmaceutical market for chemotherapy drugs. Additional topics include an empirical analysis of NFL football demand, the accuracy of an econometric model for mail demand, and the allocation of police services in rural Alaska. Other chapters consider the valuation of technology patents and the determination of patent scope, duration, and reasonable royalty, and the reaction of financial markets to health scares in the fast-food industry. Finally, two chapters are devoted to the theory and testing of synergistic health effects from the combined exposure to asbestos and cigarette smoking.

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime


Author: Richard C. Crepeau

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096533

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1015

This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl's transformation into a mid-winter spectacle. Crepeau also delves into the league's masterful exploitation of media from radio to the internet, its ability to get taxpayers to subsidize team stadiums, and its success in delivering an outlet for experiencing vicarious violence to a public uneasy over the changing rules of masculinity. Probing and learned, NFL Football tells an epic American success story peopled by larger-than-life figures and driven by ambition, money, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.

Oversight of the National Football League (NFL) Retirement System

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, September 18, 2007


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Disability retirement

Page: 98

View: 6634

Brand NFL

Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport


Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807885649

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 8279

Professional football today is a $6 billion sports entertainment industry. In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its unique place in American life. At the heart of this story is a question with no simple answer: has the extraordinary commercializing and "branding" of NFL football since the late 1980s ironically weakened the cultural power of a sport whose appeal for more than a century was fundamentally noncommercial?

ESPN NFL Football

Prima's Official Strategy Guide


Author: Mojo Media

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761543978

Category: Games

Page: 127

View: 1724

He . . . could . . .go . . . all . . . the . . . way! - Discover advanced techniques for rushing and passing - Play better defense and shut down your opponent - Score more points with our can't-miss play calling advice - Get to know this year's teams with our roster and rookie updates - Learn the secrets of how to be competitive in every game

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Draft Guide

Brought To You By: Fantasy Riot


Author: Justin Humphrey

Publisher: Justin Humphrey of Fantasy Riot



Page: 83

View: 4432

Fantasy Riot has created a 2014 Draft Guide that will help you take your team to the playoffs. There is no offseason for Fantasy Riot. Since April we have been drafting and researching stats and trends to find you the best value for your fantasy team. We bring you a guide that will help you make the best decisions possible for your team on draft day. For the low price of $1.99 you can download your copy of The Fantasy Riot 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide. Thats the price of a ring tone, extra life in Candy Crush or a package of gems in Clash of Clans. This isn't your average Angry Birds update. This guide is packed full of 83 easy to read full color pages that will give you insight on: 2014 Draft Preview, Offseason Free Agent Watch, Injury Reports, Analysis on Sophomore and Rookie Production, Rookie Class Ranks and Previews, Positional Rankings, Tiers, ADP, Mock Drafts, Team Previews, Players to Know, Offense Analysis, Strength of Schedule, Depth Charts, Handcuffs, Sleepers, Bounce Backs and much more!