Football's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of the Great Game's Outrageous Characters, Fortunate Fumbles, and Other Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jan 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 300 pages
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In 1920, the University of Texas Longhorns ate their mascot at a postseason banquet. In 1940, Turk Edwards of the Washington Redskins suffered a career-ending knee injury during the pre-game coin toss. In 1969, Clive Rush was nearly electrocuted while being introduced as the new coach of the Boston Patriots. During the 1893 Army-Navy game, a general punched a heckling admiral and challenged him to a duel, which resulted in President Grover Cleveland suspending the game for six years. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time. "Football's Most Wanted(TM)" features the worst players, the most inept teams, the strangest plays, the most bizarre nicknames, the most fantastic finishes, the dirtiest players, the oddest injures, the greatest upsets, and the most boneheaded calls in both professional and college football. Many of these 700 anecdotes, arranged in 70 top-ten lists, are published here for the first time.
 

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Contents

THE OFFENSE RESTS
LOSINGS THE ONLY THING
UNORTHODOX COACHES
SEASONS TO FORGET
RUNNING UP THE SCORE
UNUSUAL BOWL GAMES
STEAMROLLERS AND ESKIMOS
BELIEVE IT OR NOTS

GOING FOR THE GOLD
GRIDIRON GRAPPLERS
INTELLECTUAL ASSASSINS
PAPER LIONS
SLIPPERY ROCK AND WALLA WALLA
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
HEISMAN BUSTS
DRAFT STEALS
THE UNDRAFTED
FOOTBALLS JACKIE ROBINSONS
OUTRAGEOUS OWNERS
CRAZY LEGS AND TIPPY TOES
THE NAME GAME
MAD STORKS
PRACTICAL JOKERS
MEMORABLE MASCOTS
UNIFORM BEHAVIOR
GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
HEAVYWEIGHTS
MEAL TICKETS
DRINKING IT ALL IN
MAKING PASSES
ONEGAME WONDERS
THE BEST YEAR OF THEIR LIVES
THE ONE AND ONLY
SIXTYMINUTE MEN
COLLEGE
PRO
RECORDS WHICH MAY NEVER BE BROKEN
THE WORST PLAYS OF ALL TIME
STRANGE PLAYS
THE STRANGEST GAMES EVER PLAYED
NOT FIT FOR MAN NOR BEAST
WHISTLE BLOWERS
FOOTBALLS MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS
ULTIMATE UPSETS
NOT SO SUPER PERFORMANCES
THEY NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL
UNLIKELY SUPER HEROES
INSTANT REPLAYS
OVERCOMING HANDICAPS
INCREDIBLE INJURIES
SERIOUS INJURIES
TOUGH GUYS
HARD HITTERS
PERSONAL FOULS
BENDING THE RULES
ITS A GAMBLE
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
CRIME AND FOOTBALL
FANATICS
DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON
DEAD BEFORE THEIR TIMES
OUT WITH A BANG
FANTASTIC FINISHES
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Floyd Conner is the author of numerous popular sports books, including "Baseball's Most Wanted ", "Football's Most Wanted ", and "Golf!", which sold more than 150,000 copies. He has been interviewed many times for radio, newspaper, and television and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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