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By Richard C. Crepeau

This wide-ranging heritage synthesizes scholarship and media resources to offer the reader an inside of view of the tv contracts, hard work matters, and different off-the-field forces that formed the nationwide soccer League. Historian Richard Crepeau indicates how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's regular management guided the league's explosive progress in the course of the period of Monday evening Football and the great Bowl's transformation right into a mid-winter spectacle. Crepeau additionally delves into the league's masterful exploitation of media from radio to the web, its skill to get taxpayers to subsidize group stadiums, and its luck in supplying an outlet for experiencing vicarious violence to a public uneasy over the altering principles of masculinity.


Probing and realized, NFL Football tells an epic American good fortune tale peopled by way of larger-than-life figures and pushed by way of ambition, cash, sweat, and dizzying social and technological changes.

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