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

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
  • Crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL
  • 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 not merely challenge the NFL, but cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It 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 18 teams, and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier. In Football for a Buck, the 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 to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess 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, unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes and also how, thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler. For fans of Terry Pluto's Loose Balls or Jim Bouton's Ball Four and of course Pearlman's own stranger-than-fiction narratives, Football for a Buck is sports as high entertainment--and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess." -- Goodreads.com
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearlman, Jeff
Dewey number
796.332/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV955.5.U8
LC item number
P43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USFL (Organization)
  • Football
  • USFL (Organization)
Label
Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL, Jeff Pearlman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
sky291985877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544454385
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2018006360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/18
Other physical details
color illustrations (mostly)
Label
Football for a buck : the crazy rise and crazier demise of the USFL, Jeff Pearlman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
sky291985877
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 366 pages [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780544454385
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2018006360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 09/18
Other physical details
color illustrations (mostly)

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