The Fireside Book of Football Author:Jack Newcombe Published in 1964, edited by Jack Newcombe. — For every football fan... — For Saturday's college rooter, Sunday's pro fanatic, and all the Monday morning quarterbacks... — Here's the ideal book to stir the memory and fire the blood-the first great collection of fiction, reporting, profiles, and humor about college and pro football, from the game's ... more »nostalgic beginnings to the fiercely fought contests of today.
Among the 72 selections and more than 60 cartoons and photographs:
The most famous games in football history-among them Bears 73-Redskins 0; the Army-Navy thriller of 1950; the overtime playoff between the Giants and the Colts; Ohio State-Notre Dame in 1935
Profiles of the football "greats": Knute Rockne, George Gipp, Jimmy Brown, Red Grange, Alonzo Stagg, Doc Blanchard, Glenn Davis-and many more.
Behind-the-scenes stories on the technique and strategy of the pros by experts, including Paul O'Neil, Myron Cope and Herbert Warren Wind
Humor and satire by John Lardner, John McNulty, Frank Sullivan, Red Smith, Heywood Broun, John Kieran, Scott Fitzgerald and others
Fiction from Joel Sayre's hilarious Rackety Rax to Owen Johnson's Stover at Lawrenceville to stories by Howard Nemerov, Robert Lewis Taylor, Katharine Brush and Irwin Shaw
Cartoons and photographs that capture the essence of football's drama and spirit, and show its "greats" in action - from the days of the five-point dropkick to the modern split-T formation« less