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The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr
by Chris Willis
Founded in 1920, the National Football League chose famed athlete Jim Thorpe as its first president, a position he held briefly until a successor was elected. From 1921 to 1939, Joe F. Carr guided the sport of professional football with intelligence, hard work, and a passion that built the foundation of what the NFL has become: the number one sports organization in the wor ...more
Hardcover, 461 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Scarecrow Press
(first published August 1st 2010)
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A really good book about the history of profootball and the man who really help get off the ground. He was not affraid to take on the owners. He also knew that for the sport to grow they needed to be in bigger cities. Example he was the man who worked on getting a team there. Finding the right person to be the owner, hence the Mara family still own the team today. He did more about rules, having refs paid buy the league, training them coming up with the number of players on the teams. And so muc ...more