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Ten-Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the Feud for Dallas's pro Football Future

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John Eisenberg's That First Season is the seldom-studied prequel to a phenomenal football career for Vince Lombardi and the Packers, drawing on exhaustive new research and interviews to tell an incredible ensemble tale of a team, a town, and their leader.

 

The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughing stock by the late 1950s. They hadn't fielded a winning team in more than a decade and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior, and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City. In a single year, Vince Lombardi—the grizzled coach who took no bull—transformed a team of underachievers into winners and resurrected a city known for its passion for sport.

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The untold story of Vince Lombardi's first season as coach of the 1959 Green Bay Packers.

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The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two horses run the equivalent of nine Kentucky Derbys in a few hours' time. Eclipse was the majestic champion representing the North, and Henry, an equine arriviste, was the pride of the South. Their match race would come to represent a watershed moment in American history, crystallizing the differences that so fundamentally divided the country. The renowned sportswriter John Eisenberg captures all the pulse-pounding drama and behind-the-scenes tensions in a page-turning mix of history, horse racing, and pure entertainment.

About the Author

JOHN EISENBERG was an award-winning sports columnist for the Baltimore Sun for two decades and is the author of seven books, most recently My Guy Barbaro, cowritten with jockey Edgar Prado, and The Great Match Race. He has written for Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, and Details, among other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547607818
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Horse racing
Author:
Eisenberg, John
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Football - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : History
Publication Date:
October 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Ten-Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the Feud for Dallas's pro Football Future
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The untold story of Vince Lombardi's first season as coach of the 1959 Green Bay Packers.
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The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two horses run the equivalent of nine Kentucky Derbys in a few hours' time. Eclipse was the majestic champion representing the North, and Henry, an equine arriviste, was the pride of the South. Their match race would come to represent a watershed moment in American history, crystallizing the differences that so fundamentally divided the country. The renowned sportswriter John Eisenberg captures all the pulse-pounding drama and behind-the-scenes tensions in a page-turning mix of history, horse racing, and pure entertainment.
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