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The Resource Clouds over the goalpost : gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963, Lew Freedman

Clouds over the goalpost : gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963, Lew Freedman

Label
Clouds over the goalpost : gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963
Title
Clouds over the goalpost
Title remainder
gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963
Statement of responsibility
Lew Freedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The pro football season of 1963 was dominated by the unexpected. In April, months prior to the beginning of play, it was revealed that two All-Star players, Paul Hornung and Alex Karras, were gambling on the sport and would be suspended from play for at least a year. Even worse, in May, one of the league's bigger-than-life personalities, Big Daddy Lipscomb, was found dead, with police saying he perished from a heroin overdose, something those who knew him best still dispute. As play began in September, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in Canton, Ohio, the same town where the National Football League was founded in 1921 and inducted its first class. Also, the war for players and prestige raged with the upstart American Football League trying to obtain equal footing in the public eye. On the field, it was to be the year the Chicago Bears and their aging owner-coach George Halas knew glory once more, fighting off the latest dynasty Green Bay Packers led by Vince Lombardi in a season-long chase for the Western Division title. Yet even that was overshadowed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While the nation mourned and other sports leagues suspended activity, the NFL played on with its regular season that sad weekend-- a choice commissioner Pete Rozelle later called the worst mistake of his tenure. Clouds over the Goalpost is filled with controversy not only on the field, but off it as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Lew
Dewey number
796.332/6409046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV954
LC item number
.C58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Football League
  • National Football League
  • Football
Label
Clouds over the goalpost : gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963, Lew Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Halas aims at the Packers -- The Golden Boy and Mongo sent to the woodshed -- "Big Daddy" Lipscomb -- Football at last -- Bears-Packers I -- A Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Bears on a roll -- The other guys -- Bears on fire -- Packers on a streak -- Bears-Packers II -- Defense as a weapon -- JFK assassinated -- Jimmy Brown and the rest of the gang -- The AFL in '63 -- No easy games -- No go in Greeen Bay -- Bears-Giants, 1956 -- The AFL Championship game -- Halas back in title game -- The champs
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages :
Isbn
9781613213988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn852745699
  • (OCoLC)852745699
Label
Clouds over the goalpost : gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963, Lew Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Halas aims at the Packers -- The Golden Boy and Mongo sent to the woodshed -- "Big Daddy" Lipscomb -- Football at last -- Bears-Packers I -- A Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Bears on a roll -- The other guys -- Bears on fire -- Packers on a streak -- Bears-Packers II -- Defense as a weapon -- JFK assassinated -- Jimmy Brown and the rest of the gang -- The AFL in '63 -- No easy games -- No go in Greeen Bay -- Bears-Giants, 1956 -- The AFL Championship game -- Halas back in title game -- The champs
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
327 pages :
Isbn
9781613213988
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn852745699
  • (OCoLC)852745699

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