The United States Football League 1982 1986

Author: Paul Reeths
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627738
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 One of the most ambitious (and short-lived) endeavors in professional sports history, the United States Football League was founded in 1982. Premiering with a spring schedule and an abundance of talent that included top rookies and National Football League veterans, the USFL gained national attention with broadcast and cable television contracts, controversial player signings, ownership battles and an unsuccessful billion-dollar lawsuit against the NFL. The USFL folded after four years yet represented the last major challenge to America’s big four sports leagues—the NFL, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball. Based upon extensive research and interviews with owners, coaches, players and administrators, this book chronicles the league’s formation, its three seasons of play and its long-term effects on pro sports.

The Economics Of The National Football League

Author: Kevin G. Quinn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441962905
Size: 20.81 MB
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This book lays down a marker as to the state of economists’ understanding of the National Football League (NFL) by assembling sophisticated, critical surveys of by leading sports economists on major topics associated with the league. The book is divided into four parts. The first three chapters in Part I provide an overview of the business of the NFL from an economist’s perspective. Part II is a collection of surveys of the economics of the NFL’s most important revenue streams, including media, attendance, and merchandising. The NFL’s labor economics is the focus of Part III, with chapters on player and coach labor markets, the draft, and contract structure. Part IV includes essays on competitive balance, gambling, economic impacts of the Super Bowl, behavioral economic issues associated with the league, and antitrust issues. This book will appeal to sports economists, sports management professionals, and policy-makers, and would be useful as a supplementary text for sports economics and management courses as well as a reference text.

Football For A Buck

Author: Jeff Pearlman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 0544454383
Size: 34.25 MB
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From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can't-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the game.

The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories Of All Time

Author: Elliott Kalb
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602390894
Size: 30.62 MB
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Analyzes the top twenty-five sports conspiracy theories in history, including a possible fix in the Sonny Liston-Muhammad Ali fight and whether the National Football League tried to monopolize professional football in the 1980s.

1986 Index

Author: Ellen Meltzer
Size: 28.20 MB
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Chronicles the social, economic and political issues of the decade on a day-by-day basis.