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By Mark L. Ford

For lovers soccer who idea that they had learn every thing concerning the historical past of the sport, Mark L. Ford breaks new floor with this account of the NFL preseason. defined as “test labs” via Ford, the preseason video games are a time for checking out new ideas, contemplating destiny rule alterations, and enforcing tv insurance techniques. For millions of avid gamers who vie for a place within the league each summer season, the preseason is additionally the defining second the place careers might be made or damaged.

A heritage of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games: 1960 to 1985 is one in every of books by way of Ford on expert football’s preseason. in addition to its spouse volume—which covers 1986 to 2013—this source presents details on each NFL and AFL preseason online game performed because the AFL was once introduced in 1960. all of the attention-grabbing occasions and other people that have been a part of those summer time battles are particular, in addition to the 1st outings for brand spanking new groups, new ideas, and new stars. moreover, Ford contains a laugh anecdotes and mishaps, equivalent to a 1972 online game that was once misplaced as the gamers wore the inaccurate footwear.

Throughout the ebook, Ford recounts key low season advancements that will remodel specialist soccer from a modest company right into a international monopoly with annual sales and resources worthy billions. A historical past of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games is a special and demanding reference for professional soccer enthusiasts and cultural historians alike.

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