NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2nd pr., 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Covers Karras's life from childhood to his retirement from football. Parts of the book are laugh out loud funny, while other parts are surprisingly sensitive and deep. In addition to football, Karras deals with the death of his father and of his early experiences with women. (They aren't "conquest" stories and usually didn't end up happily for Karras.) Co-authored by Herb Gluck,. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. n 1962 an Atlanta businessman was accidentally tied into a phone line on which Wally Butts, athletic director of the University of Georgia, was talking to Paul "Bear" Bryant, football coach and athletic director of the University of Alabama. Butts gave Bryant information about the Georgia team's plays and the businessman took notes, which eventually made their way to the president of the university. Butts was allowed to resign. Information about the affair spread to the Saturday Evening Post, then engaged in a "sophisticated muckraking" campaign which published a hastily written and partially inaccurate account. Butts and Bryant both sued the Post; Butts won over $3 million in damages. Kirby, who was the official observer at Butts's trial for football's Southeastern Conference, here offers his own verdict: both Bryant and Butts were guilty of collusion as charged and lied repeatedly; the Post's lawyers were inept and should not have lost the case. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Contemporary Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 398 pages. From its inauspicious beginnings through its improbable Super Bowl victories and its ultimate demise, the American Football League had a colorful and sometimes bizarre ten-year history that will not soon be forgotten. Going Long takes you back to that thrilling decade with the men who made the AFL--and who made it great. In this unique oral history, 170 voices come together to tell the unbelievable story of that maverick league, a rollicking tale of eight teams that refused to die.In 1959, the NFL had just a dozen teams, with only two located west of the Mississippi River. For forty years, it had enjoyed total dominance over the gridiron, tackling rival franchises and knocking them out of the game. But a revolution was coming to American football, and it all began with a man named Lamar Hunt, the Texas millionaire who desperately wanted a league of his own. With a team of enthusiastic investors, Hunt fired what he later called "the first cannon shot in what turned out to be the pro football war." It was a war that would rage on for ten rough-and-tumble years.Flavored with wild (and often ribald) anecdotes, inside stories, personal interviews, and never-before-told material, Going Long brings the incredible story of the upstart AFL to life through the words of the players, coaches, owners, and others who lived it--including Joe Namath, Mike Ditka, Bubba Smith, Roger Staubach, Pat Summerall, Curt Gowdy, and many others. Hearkening back to a simpler time in sports, this behind-the-scenes true story reveals the origins of the modern game we know today and how it all began with a fight to the death for professional football supremacy.
Hardcover. NY, St. Martin's Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant is recognized nationwide as one of the greatest coaches ever. So why did he always cite his 1-9 A&M team of 1954 as his favorite? This is the story of a remarkable team - and the beginning of the legend. The Junction Boys tells the story of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary training camp in the small town of Junction, Texas. In a move that many consider the salvation of the Texas A&M football program, Coach Bryant put 115 players through the most grueling practices ever imagined. Only a handful of players survived the entire 10 days, but they braved the intense heat of the Texas sun and the burning passion of their coach, and turned a floundering team into one of the nation's best. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Grosset & Dunlap, 1st, 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a unclipped dust jacket with fading to spine. "Here is Rock as his players knew him, the builder of men and the builder of teams. Here are the methods he used, the wizardry that made Notre Dame the outstanding name in football. Here are the inside stories of the hardest games, the greatest victories, the astounding upsets of the Fighting Irish. And here are the secrets of the Rockne system which produced not only great teams not only at Notre dame but from coast to coast as his men and others carried on." Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1st, 1939, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 276 pages. Hardcover with stamped lettering on front and spine. Light edgewear to covers, and pages. Light soil on corners. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf. Spine faded. Soil on spine. Illustrated by Edwin Earle.
Hardcover. NY, Random House , 2nd pr., 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. "An irreverent, roguish account of Karras's and Gordy's lives as football players, full of reminiscence and nostalgia, often tempered by frievance, but always with an underlying humor- "as if their occupations were only acceptable in that light." The result is a vivid look at a brutal world, peppered with Karras's fantasies, Gordy's anecdotes and badinage, and the acute visual and aural observations of the author, a reporter whose effortless style makes comedy out of a world of violence and pain."Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 246 pages illustrated in b&w by Jay Hyde Barnum. Owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. First 20 pages have dog-ear crease to bottom corner. High school football adventures of four friends who break up when their school is closed and they're transferred to rival teams.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown, 3rd pr., 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket with minor edgewear. The chronic outrage and giddy passion of college football by a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Row, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn and chipped dust jacket. 274 pages, b&w illustrations. Inscribed "To Edward/With Best Wishes" on ffep in felt pen above Tarkenton's distinctive thin cursive signature lettering, above Klobuchar's thicker signature lettering, which matches the first line of inscription. NOTE: laid in is a b&w SIGNED PHOTO (4X5") of Minnesota tackle Alan Page, first defensive player in NFL history to win the MVP Award. Book is very good, dust jaket good only. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Documents the recruitment by college football coaches of Marcus Dupree, a talented young Black athlete, in a narrative that brings to life the culture and society of the South in the 1980s. Beautiful, clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The Glory Game recreates in breathtaking detail the 1958 National Football League Championship Game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts, which many football fans feel was "The Greatest Game Ever Played." This first-hand, field level, "behind-the-helmet" account by ex-Giant Hall of Famer and longtime "Monday Night Football" broadcaster Frank Gifford brings back to life all the sights and sounds of the momentous contest that changed football forever, and offers vivid, indelible portraits of the legendary players--including Sam Huff, Andy Robustelli, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, and Raymond Berry. The Giants-Colts clash of '58 was truly The Glory Game--and now readers can relive it in all its glory. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown & Co., 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn dust jacket, b&w drawings by Bill Ogden. While collecting money for charity in front of a supermarket, two boys become inadvertently involved in a jewel theft. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice Hall, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. An entertaining profile of the iconic New York Jets quarterback. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, Rand McNally , 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover, brown cloth with a very worn, tape-repaired dust jacket. 325 pages, b&w illustrations. Book is clean, very good. The dust jacket, not so much.
Hardcover. New York, Zebra Books, First Edition, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover. Grey & navy cloth board with silver titles to spine. Black & white photographs throughout. Dust jacket with light toning, very good condition. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Greenwich, CT, New York Graphic Society Ltd. & Wallynn, Inc., 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers, 2 volumes in slipcase, 224 pages (each volume), illustrated in b&w and color. Green covers with gilt lettering. Small tear to slipcase. Very clean, tight copies.
Hardcover. Boston, Little Brown, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. 238 pages. Introduction by E. K. Hall. Black & white illustrations. Corners a bit bumped. Spine sunned. Spine slightly cocked. Some markings to covers.