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NFL Century
NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League | Joe Horrigan
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From the former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFLs 100th anniversary season. I can think of no one better qualifiedor more enthusiasticto chronicle the National Football Leagues century-long history than Joe Horrigan.Marv Levy, Hall of Fame NFL coach The NFL has come a long way from its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920. In the hundred years since that fateful day, football has become Americas most popular and lucrative professional sport. The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challengesthe Great Depression and World War II, controversies and scandals, battles over labor rights and competition from rival leaguesto produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady. It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Joe Horrigan, former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and perhaps the greatest living historian of the NFL, by drawing upon decades of NFL archives. Compelling, eye-opening, and authoritative, NFL Century is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football. Advance praise for NFL Century Joe Horrigan takes the reader on a delightful tour of the seminal moments of the NFL in the past one hundred yearsthe players, owners, coaches, executives, and historical events that made the game of football the most popular in America. Its a wonderful walk down memory lane for any football fan, young or old.Michael Lombardi, author of Gridiron Genius There is no oneand I mean no onewho knows more about the history of the NFL than Joe Horrigan, the heart and soul of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As the gold standard of sports leagues celebrates its one hundredth season, its appropriate that the gold standard of sports historians has written NFL Century, an entertaining and educational journey.Gary Myers, New York Times bestselling author of Brady vs Manning
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This is a love letter to the National Football League, with stories about heroes and glory, great play and team dynasties. If you're looking for a "warts and all" look at the NFL's first 100 years, this isn't it. No mentions of drugs, scandals, concussions or cheating. Still an entertaining read for football fans. 4 ????

My last book finished for #24B4Monday. Only 13 hours and 57 minutes, way below my goal

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Andrew65 Given your work commitments that is a great time. 👏👏👏🥳 3w
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"The National Football League is the most popular and successful sports league in America"

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Technically its Saturday, but better late than never...

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1. Tagged, plus Star Trek: Enemy Unseen and Rejected Princesses (I know it seems like I've been reading this forever but it a long ebook)
2. Mythos by Stephen Fry
3. I need to get back on the #LitsyAtoZ wagon, so The Lincoln Lawyer and Rendezvous With Rama is at the top of the list.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain