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Football for a Buck

Football for a Buck

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Football for a Buck

Football for a Buck

Audio CD

10/09/2018

12 Audio CD

853 minutes

9781974920587

Audio Library Digital

09/19/2018

853 minutes

9781974920600

Audio Retail Digital

09/19/2018

853 minutes

9781974920617

Audio MP3 CD

10/09/2018

2 Audio MP3 CD

853 minutes

9781974920624

Playaway

09/25/2018

853 minutes

9781974920631

Description:

The United States Football League was the last football league to not merely challenge the mighty NFL but also to cause it to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, featured as many as eighteen teams, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends—but then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald Trump. In Football for a Buck, Jeff Pearlman draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports listeners back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost and how, thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler. This is sports as high entertainment—and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess.

Quotes:

"Scathing, action-packed account of the rise and fall of spring football in the 1980s...Gridiron fans of all stripes will find this a fascinating exercise in the collision of money, entertainment, politics, and ego.", Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review. Wonderful anecdotes…Fascinating and hilarious reading on a half-dozen levels. Just great for football fans who like to laugh., Booklist

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