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The Resource Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game, Upton Bell with Ron Borges

Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game, Upton Bell with Ron Borges

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Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game
Title
Present at the creation
Title remainder
my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game
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Upton Bell with Ron Borges
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league's success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history." --
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Book jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
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Bell, Upton
Dewey number
796.332/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.B4555
LC item number
B45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Borges, Ron
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell, Bert
  • Baltimore Colts (Football team)
  • National Football League
  • Football managers
  • Sportscasters
  • Sports administration
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Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game, Upton Bell with Ron Borges
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-382)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
On any given Sunday -- A long ride to Baltimore -- Welcome to the Colts -- The great ticket heist was my kickoff in Baltimore -- A scout's life is for Kit Carson but not for everybody -- The making of an NFL scout -- Spy vs. spy settles NFL-AFL war -- The South is burning! -- Running my own show in Baltimore -- Worst loss in the history of losses -- Some things can't be fixed -- Why did you ever come here? -- Everybody's got to serve somebody -- A new league, a second chance -- No more fish in the sea -- Scouting for QBs, the most important position in sports -- Only one Moses wore a whistle -- Out of the frying pan, into the fire -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983350630
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
382 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496200396
Lccn
2017950624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983350630
Label
Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game, Upton Bell with Ron Borges
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-382)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On any given Sunday -- A long ride to Baltimore -- Welcome to the Colts -- The great ticket heist was my kickoff in Baltimore -- A scout's life is for Kit Carson but not for everybody -- The making of an NFL scout -- Spy vs. spy settles NFL-AFL war -- The South is burning! -- Running my own show in Baltimore -- Worst loss in the history of losses -- Some things can't be fixed -- Why did you ever come here? -- Everybody's got to serve somebody -- A new league, a second chance -- No more fish in the sea -- Scouting for QBs, the most important position in sports -- Only one Moses wore a whistle -- Out of the frying pan, into the fire -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn983350630
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
382 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496200396
Lccn
2017950624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983350630

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