The Glory Game
In 1958 Frank Gifford was the golden boy on the glamour team in the most celebrated city in the NFL. When his New York Giants played the Baltimore Colts for the league championship that year, it became the single most memorable contest in the history of professional football. Its drama, excitement, and controversy riveted the nation and helped propel football to the forefr...more
The first title game to ever go into sudden-death overtime. The inside story is told by 1956 MVP and Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who followed up his playing days with a long time career as a sports commentator, most notably on Monday Night Football.
Genre: Autobiographical, Sports
I started reading this book a while a go and just now got to finishing it. It was a very interesting and informative, albeit long and overly detailed read. The book focuses on the 1958 NFL championship game. The look into the players' lives and football culture as whole enlightens you to a world of football so different than today's. However, I felt that the book could have been condensed. There is almost a play by play breakdown of each quarter and ...more
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