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National Forgotten League

Entertaining Stories and Observations from Pro Football's First Fifty Years
by Dan Daly
Univ of Nebraska Pr

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 405 pp.
Size: 5.75 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9780803243439
TB Code: 1904257
Availability: 137 in stock

The first fifty years of America’s most popular spectator sport have been strangely neglected by historians claiming to tell the “complete story” of pro football. Well, here are the early stories that “complete story” has left out. What about the awful secret carried around by Sid Luckman, the Bears’ Hall of Fame quarterback whose father was a mobster and a murderer? Or Steve Hamas, who briefly played in the NFL then turned to boxing and beat Max Schmeling, conqueror of Joe Louis? Or the two one-armed players who suited up for NFL teams in 1945? Or Steelers owner Art Rooney postponing a game in 1938 because of injuries? These are just a few of the little-known facts Dan Daly unearths in recounting the untold history of pro football in its first half century.