JACKSON MICHAEL & DOUG ENGLISH - The Game Before the Money

  
 

Thursday, November 13 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Sports Writer

JACKSON MICHAEL

& Former University of Texas Longhorn

DOUG ENGLISH

speaking & signing
The Game Before the Money:
Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL

 

Football fans, rejoice! Jackson Michael's concise oral history of the making of the National Football League has arrived. Featuring players from the 1930s through the 1970s, including stories of icons such as Frank Gifford and Bart Starr, these personal accounts trace professional football in its journey from post-barnstorming days through the first two decades of the Super Bowl. Join us tonight as Michael and Doug English discuss this new addition to the football history canon.

About The Game Before the Money:
The Game Before the Money recounts the National Football League's story and the evolution of America's most popular sport in the vivid words of men who built the NFL. This unprecedented look at football history from the players' perspective combines the stories of icons such as Frank Gifford and Bart Starr with those of journeymen who shared the huddle with Johnny Unitas and rallied to halftime speeches from legendary coaches Vince Lombardi and George Halas. Featuring players from the 1930s through the 1970s, these personal accounts trace professional football in its journey from post-barnstorming days through the first two decades of the Super Bowl. The Game Before the Money offers backstories to classic games and the men who made history in them before multi-million dollar contracts. Insights into life in the NFL come from those most capable of providing it, NFL legends themselves. Forty former players open windows onto their own lives, their triumphs and tragedies, and the hardship and the glory that make them the people they are both on and off the field.

Jackson Michael
is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the Maxwell Football Club. He is a freelance writer and journalist. Twitter @JacksonMichael

 


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Event date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780803255739
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nebraska Press - September 1st, 2014

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