100th Anniversary of the NFL

This year the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Help a football lover in your life celebrate with these books from the UNP list.

Now in paperback, PRESENT AT THE CREATION is the story of pro football’s explosive growth from sport to cultural icon through the eyes of Upton Bell, former NFL team executive and general manager and son of NFL commissioner Bert Bell.

In THE GAME BEFORE THE MONEY, forty pro football players from the 1930s through the 1970s tell their vivid and original stories, their triumphs and tragedies, and the hardship and glory of playing in the post-barnstorming days through the first two decades of the Super Bowl.

INTERCEPTED is the story of Darryl Henley’s tragic and rapid downfall from rising NFL cornerback to drug financer to federal prisoner.

The complicated relationship between Don Shula and Johnny Unitas with the fabled Baltimore Colts of the 1960s is explored in COLLISION OF WILLS.

In THE DANCING BEAR, Ron McDole recounts his memorable life as one of the most underrated defensive players in pro football in the sixties and seventies.

In this biography, ROZELLE illuminates the man who transformed the NFL into arguably the most successful professional sports league in the world.

Available next month, HELL WITH THE LID OFF takes fans through the ferocious rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders during the 1970s.

 

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