These are interviews with the survivors of an era when passing the hat was your only gate receipt and a street car conductor could make an assist from the sidelines and determine a world's championship. Included are Jack Cusack Whose business acumen helped put football into the professional league. . . he was also the one to hire Jim Thorpe. And-there's ""Greasy"" Neale, the first scientific coach who started the practice of studying films and keeping book on up-and-coming talent; Benny Friedman, the author of the forward pass; Carl Brumbaugh, the first of the modern T-formation quarterbacks, and many others. It's for gridiron granddadies as enthusiastically nostalgic as they are justifiably proud of football today--especially those who want to know ""Who was the quarterback for the Chicago Bears in the early thirties when Bronko Nagurski, Red Grange and Pug Manders were tearing up the league?