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The Resource Behind the line of scrimmage : inside the front office of the NFL, Michael Huyghue

Behind the line of scrimmage : inside the front office of the NFL, Michael Huyghue

Label
Behind the line of scrimmage : inside the front office of the NFL
Title
Behind the line of scrimmage
Title remainder
inside the front office of the NFL
Statement of responsibility
Michael Huyghue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While more than 75 percent of NFL players are black and there have been some black head coaches--the first dating back to 1921--it wasn't until 1994 that a black man became general manager of an NFL team. That man is Michael Huyghue, and in this book he reveals that the games in the NFL front offices are as tough as those on the field. He says that for men of color to be as successful in the front office as they've been on the field, they have to be willing to change the game. From behind the white lines, Huyghue, a standout college athlete and attorney, shares lessons from his thirty years working in overwhelmingly white inner sanctums of the professional sports industry and climbing the ladder as the 'first black' in almost every position. He shares the history of player activism he saw up close, from the inside, particularly related to race, free agency, arid social justice. With outspoken candor, and an often self-deprecating tongue in cheek, Michael Huyghue recounts his journey in professional sports, peopled by star players, team owners, coaches, commissioners, entrepreneurs, and celebrities. At every stage of his journey, he cites progress but never fails to call out the challenges that remain for people of color--and women--to succeed in front offices of the sports industry. Huyghue's career reveals the changes in the NFL--on and off the field---that tag him as a change agent."
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huyghue, Michael
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.H89
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huyghue, Michael
  • National Football League
  • African American executives
  • Racism in sports
Label
Behind the line of scrimmage : inside the front office of the NFL, Michael Huyghue
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kneeling down -- Rules of the game -- First-quarter offensive -- Making the team -- Coming home -- Expanding the field -- Tying the knot -- Cap jail -- A free agent -- Diversifying the NFL from the outside in -- An off-book play -- Commish -- The UFL -- Not all money is good -- Appendix: Why the NFL systematically excludes blacks from the coaching ranks
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781478920137
Lccn
2018117052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048608566
  • (OCoLC)1048608566
Label
Behind the line of scrimmage : inside the front office of the NFL, Michael Huyghue
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kneeling down -- Rules of the game -- First-quarter offensive -- Making the team -- Coming home -- Expanding the field -- Tying the knot -- Cap jail -- A free agent -- Diversifying the NFL from the outside in -- An off-book play -- Commish -- The UFL -- Not all money is good -- Appendix: Why the NFL systematically excludes blacks from the coaching ranks
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781478920137
Lccn
2018117052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048608566
  • (OCoLC)1048608566

Library Locations

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