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Football for a Buck Epub Football For A Buck Author Jeff Pearlman Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us From A Multiple New York Times Bestselling Author, The Rollicking, Outrageous, You Can T Make This Up Story Of The USFL The United States Football League Known Fondly To Millions Of Sports Fans As The USFL Was The Last Football League To Not Merely Challenge The NFL, But Cause Its Owners And Executives To Collectively Shudder It Spanned Three Seasons, 1983 85 It Secured Multiple Television Deals It Drew Millions Of Fans And Launched The Careers Of Legends But Then It Died Beneath The Weight Of A Particularly Egotistical And Bombastic Owner A New York Businessman Named Donald J Trump The League Featured As Many As 18 Teams, And Included Such Superstars As Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie And Mike Rozier In Football For A Buck, The Dogged Reporter And Biographer Jeff Pearlman Draws On Than Four Hundred Interviews To Unearth All The Salty, Untold Stories Of One Of The Craziest Sports Entities To Have Ever Captivated America From 1980s Drug Excess To Airplane Brawls And Player Coach Punch Outs, To Backroom Business Deals, To Some Of The Most Enthralling And Revolutionary Football Ever Seen, Pearlman Transports Readers Back In Time To This Crazy, Boozy, Audacious, Unforgettable Era Of The Game He Shows How Fortunes Were Made And Lost On The Backs Of Professional Athletes And Also How, Thirty Years Ago, Trump Was A Scoundrel And A Spoiler For Fans Of Terry Pluto S Loose Balls Or Jim Bouton S Ball Four And Of Course Pearlman S Own Stranger Than Fiction Narratives, Football For A Buck Is Sports As High Entertainment And A Cautionary Tale Of The Dangers Of Ego And Excess.

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Football for a Buck
  • Jeff Pearlman
  • 14 August 2017
  • 0544454383

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  1. says:

    For a brief stretch in the 1980 s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States There was the well established National Football League NFL , which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country But for three years, there was another league, the United States Football League USFL that played its games in the spring and saw wacky games and players, innovative rules such as instant replay challenges, both good and n For a brief stretch in the 1980 s, there were two professional football leagues in the United States There was the well established National Football League NFL , which by then was staking its claim to being the most popular league of the most popular sport in the country But for three years, there was another league, the United States Football League USFL that played its games in ...


  2. says:

    I lll admit a bias upfront I have great fondness for the other leagues, the upstart leagues the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation about each game I felt confident given Pearlman s track record and ability to draw stories our of interview subjects and I was not disappointed.This is really a marvelous book that delivers a real portrait of life in I lll admit a bias upfront I have great fondness for the other leagues, the upstart leagues the AFL, ABA, WHA, WFL, USFL So, I was poised to like this book before I started reading it as long as it delivered a story about the people involved in the league and not a recitation about each game I felt confident given Pearlman s track record and ability to draw stories our of interview subjects and I was not disappointed.This is really a marvelous book that delivers a real portrait of life in a wild and crazy league filled with characters from owners who were bent on defrauding each other to castoffs from the NFL and those players the NFL never gave a chance, both groups hell bent on proving that the grand poobahs of establishment football didn t have a clue In many respects it reminded me of Loose Balls , an oral history of the ABA that was the best book I ve read about one of these leagues, which was a...


  3. says:

    I m a huge fan of Jeff Pearlman s books so was delighted to get an advance review copy of Football for a Buck which is due to be published this September It tells the story of the short lived United States Football League, an upstart rival American Football league set up to try and capture fans attention during the NFL off season.An ambitious and slightly crazy plan, the USFL looked to have a real chance of succ...


  4. says:

    Very entertaining Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football A number of players who would later find roster spots in the NFL got their start in the fledgling league It also included some high profile stars such as Steve Young and Herschel Walker It was originally established as spring league so it did n Very entertaining Great collection of humorous anecdotes that can be found on almost every page Although the USFL lasted only three years and was given to franchise shuffling and attracting owners of dubious competence, it did make a mark on football A number of players who would later find roster spots in the NFL got their start in the fledgling league It also included some high profile stars such as Steve Young a...


  5. says:

    Fun bookJeff Pearlman tells us right up front how much he loved doing this book, but he didn t need to spell it out His passion for the stories and the people except for one notorious owner and the USFL in general jump off every page I wasn t a big US...


  6. says:

    many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster andunpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched, as overwhelmingly present as the NFL Football is America s sport and the NFL IS football.But pro football was almost very different.Jeff Pearlman s new book Football for a Buck The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of many ways, the NFL is one of the last vestiges of American monoculture In a world where the zeitgeist moves exponentially faster andunpredictably with each year that passes, there are few entities that are as familiar, as entrenched, as overwhelmingly present as the NFL Football is America s sport and the NFL IS football.But pro football was almost very different.Jeff Pearlman s new book Football for a Buck The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL tells the story of the last pro football league to pose a serious challenge to the NFL s domination of the football landscape For a brief moment in the mid 1980s, the USFL looked poised to assume a spot alongside the NFL in the American sporting landscape The pieces were there to succeed, but unfortunately thanks to some massive ind...


  7. says:

    Hey I remember the USFL Man, the Chicago Blitz were good that first year Pearlman look at the rise fall of the failed league, and the result is a very interesting, highly readable, and extremely entertaining book.It s interesting, because from my hazy childhood memory, I assumed the league failed because it was just too much to take on the NFL Pearlman makes a solid argument that the league s plan was viable but they blew it anyway The league had a basic premise ...


  8. says:

    The USFL started as a spring league A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams Some players, like Herschel Walker who was enticed to leave college a year early , were paid millions, while others received a less than 50K Players could be college standouts getting a big payday, or they might be guys who would never be able to play in the NFL, including guys who were big time drunks and druggies, or just plain bonkers USFL facilities were o The USFL started as a spring league A bunch of rich guys were able to buy teams and pretty much went crazy scrambling to form teams Some players, like Herschel Walker who was enticed to leave college a year early , were paid millions, while others received a less than 50K Players could be college standouts getting a big payday, or...


  9. says:

    FOOTBALL FOR A BUCK, by Jeff Pearlman, chronicles the creation, rise, fall and eventual demise of the USFL in the early 1980 s Pearlman reached back the early inklings of thought of a spring professional football league He describes moments of inspirational forethought as well as doomed from the start ideas that were the heart and soul of the USFL The theme of the book, aside from a wonderfully detailed history of the league, seems to be that everyone involved with the league had a slightly d FOOTBALL FOR A BUCK, by Jeff Pearlman, chronicles the creation, rise, fall and eventual demise of the USFL in the early 1980 s Pearlman reached back the early inklings of thought of a spring professional football league He describes moments of inspirational forethought as well as doomed from the start ideas that were the heart and soul of the USFL The theme of the book, aside from a wonderfully detailed history of the league, seems to be that everyone involved with the league had a slightly different opinion on how and what the league really was To some it was afun and relaxed version of professional football, to others a chance to extend your career in the sport, and to others a viable business model destined to succeed either by become profitable or by a NFL buyout Pearlman does an excellent job of describing how the ...


  10. says:

    I enjoyed the story of the United States Football League tremendously The story was full of fascinating and sometimes hilarious characters and situations The chapter on the San Antonio Gunslingers was my absolute favorite part of the entire book.The author has a real passion for his subject matter and that shines through the entire narrative of the book And to be honest, even though I was too young to appreciate the USFL at the time, I can understand why someone would have loved the league af I enjoyed the ...

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