The Resource The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports, Kevin Cook

The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports, Kevin Cook

Label
The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports
Title
The last headbangers
Title remainder
NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook's rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players -- Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken "Snake" Stabler -- to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports' place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football's greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL's transformation from second-tier sport into national obsession
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
796.332/6409047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV955.5.N35
LC item number
C66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • Nineteen seventies
Label
The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports, Kevin Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) 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: End over end -- Hup -- Dings, Dolphins, and the back of God's hand -- Brad's bad -- Three for the show -- The Raider goddamn way -- Sea of hands -- Men of steel -- Hail Marys -- "Knock their dicks off" -- Trial and error -- The sickest man in America -- Apocalypse now -- Sprint option -- After the catch -- Epilogue: The last late hit
Control code
ocn783160159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393080162
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012020568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783160159
Label
The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports, Kevin Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) 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: End over end -- Hup -- Dings, Dolphins, and the back of God's hand -- Brad's bad -- Three for the show -- The Raider goddamn way -- Sea of hands -- Men of steel -- Hail Marys -- "Knock their dicks off" -- Trial and error -- The sickest man in America -- Apocalypse now -- Sprint option -- After the catch -- Epilogue: The last late hit
Control code
ocn783160159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393080162
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012020568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783160159

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