Going Long: The Wild 10-year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those who Lived it

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 398 pages
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The first oral history of the AFL--straight from the men who made it happen Flavored with wild (and often ribald) anecdotes, inside stories, interviews, and never-before-told material, Going Long brings the incredible story of the maverick American Football League to life through the words of the players, coaches, owners, and others who lived it. Hearkening back to a simpler time for sports, this unique oral history reveals the origins of the modern game we know today, and how it all began with a fight-to-the-death for professional football supremacy. This story of the AFL is filled with legendary names such as Bob Griese, Joe Namath, Lamar Hunt, Jack Kemp, Bart Starr and more. From the contentious formation of the league, to paychecks bouncing as often as footballs, to improbable Super Bowl victories, Going Long presents the colorful and sometimes bizarre tale of eight teams and a league that refused to die.

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Review: Going Long: The Wild Ten-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived

User Review  - Elcraig - Goodreads

This is a very good book and necessary shelf-collector for anyone interested in American Football League (AFL) history. There is a reason the Oakland Raiders paid homage to the AFL on their Super Bowl XI rings. This book tells the story why. Read full review

Review: Going Long: The Wild Ten-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I really did *want* to read this book, because I was interested in learning more about the AFL after last year's anniversary. But it was really just a string of quotes from people involved (which ... Read full review

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The Curtain Rises
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Jeff Miller is an editor for the Dallas Morning News's acclaimed sports section and has won numerous state and national newspaper sportswriting awards. The author of two sports books, Down to the Wire and Sunshine Shootouts, he lives in Dallas, Texas.

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