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

Pearlman, Jeff, (author.).
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  • 10 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 796.332 PEARLMAN (Text) 39206021501620 New Materials Checked out 12/12/2018
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  • ISBN: 9780544454385
  • ISBN: 0544454383
  • Physical Description: xv, 366 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-351) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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. Hookers have business cards? -- 16. Cancer -- 17. Legal eagles -- 18. Suspended -- 19. Reunion.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- From publisher's description.
Subject: USFL (Organization) > History.
USFL (Organization) > Anecdotes.
Football > United States > History > 20th century.
HISTORY > United States > State & Local.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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