WHILE THE GETTIN'S GOOD: Inside the World Football League by Herb Gluck

WHILE THE GETTIN'S GOOD: Inside the World Football League

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like the natural miracle of organic life, [Commissioner] Gary Davidson's WFL crawled from the depths and began the slow process of evolution."" Evolution in this case signifies the coming of age of a ""Frankenstein creation"" known as ""the Wiffle."" Author Gluck follows the rise and fall of the second football league from its haphazard formation through its ""financial chaos,"" and up to the eventual collapse of a number of its ""superficially constructed franchises."" A good deal of the coverage here involves the Boston Bulls organization--the franchise that became the New York Stars and ended up as the Charlotte Hornets all within one year. Little wonder then that they became a ""confused, disillusioned team"" even before their equipment was confiscated (temporarily) for reasons of debt. The new game in town ain't such good gettin'.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1975
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill