Peterson presents a lively and informative overview of the early years of pro football--from the late 1880s to the beginning of the television era- ...Show synopsisPeterson presents a lively and informative overview of the early years of pro football--from the late 1880s to the beginning of the television era--describing the colorful inception of the pro game and its outstanding teams (the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Colts) and the great games they played. 16 halftone illustrations.Hide synopsis
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