GREAT MOMENTS IN PRO FOOTBALL by Zander--Ed. Hollander

GREAT MOMENTS IN PRO FOOTBALL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sharp, tight reportage (see Berger, above) under fourteen datelines and eight bylines. In the first NFL post-season championship (""Marshall's Folly"") the lead changes hands seven times before the Bears' last-chance touchdown; taking a double pounding on offense and defense, Iron Man Chuck Bednarik proves the staying power of an old pro; ""When the Saints Went Marching In"" rookie John Gilliam scores a touchdown on the first play of the New Orleans team's initial NFL game. Also on hand are record-makers Gale Sayers, tying the single game touchdown tally on a soggy field; Jim Brown shrugging off his feat in tying his own rushing record; Y. A. Tittle passing up a chance to break the league record for touchdown passes (""It would have looked too much like individualism""). Plus the first Super Bowl, the longest game in NFL history, and January 12, 1969--""The day the Jets Were Super."" Lots of live-action photos pace the instamatic text.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1969
Publisher: Random House