The last headbangers: NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports

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W. W. Norton & Company,
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Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana's gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook's rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players--Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken "Snake" Stabler--to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports' place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football's greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL's transformation from second-tier sport into national obsession.
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subject_facet Football -- United States -- History -- 20th century, National Football League -- History -- 20th century, Nineteen seventies
title_display The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports
title_full The last headbangers : NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports / Kevin Cook
title_short The last headbangers :
title_sub NFL football in the rowdy, reckless '70s, the era that created modern sports
topic_facet Football, History, Nineteen seventies