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Bowled Over: Big-Time College Football from the Sixties to the BCS Era

Michael Oriard - Sports & Recreation - 2009 - 352 pages
Former college and professional football player Oriard explores a wide range of trends that have changed the face of college football and transformed the role of the student ...
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Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle

Michael Oriard - Sports & Recreation - 1998 - 352 pages
Is football an athletic contest or a social event? Is it a game of skill, a test of manhood, or merely an organized brawl? Michael Oriard, a former professional player, asks ...
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Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Literature

Michael Oriard - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 579 pages
Sporting with the Gods examines the metaphors of "play," "game," and "sport" as they are reflected in American literature and culture. The "race" for salvation and success, the ...
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Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Michael Oriard - Sports & Recreation - 2007 - 344 pages
In this astute field-level view of the National Football League since 1960, Michael Oriard looks closely at the development of the sport and at the image of the NFL and its ...
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College Football: History, Spectacle, Controversy

John Sayle Watterson - History - 2002 - 528 pages
"In March [1892] Stanford and California had played the first college football game on the Pacific Coast in San Francisco... The pregame activities included a noisy parade down ...
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Saturday afternoon: college football and the men who made the day

Richard Whittingham - Sports & Recreation - 1985 - 303 pages
Traces the history of college football and presents facts and trivia about college football players, coaches, teams, and games
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Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football

John M. Carroll - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 265 pages
Before the Super Bowl, before Monday Night Football, even before the NFL, there was Red Grange. This title depicts the career of this soft spoken pioneer who helped lift pro ...
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