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The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s: the Era that Created Modern Sports

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The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s: the Era that Created Modern Sports

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This Hardcover Edition of Kevin Cook's The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s: the Era that Created Modern Sports is autographed by Kevin Cook.

The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history―pro football’s raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence.Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana’s gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook’s rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players―Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken “Snake” Stabler―to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports’ place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football’s greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL’s transformation from a second-tier sport into a national obsession. 8 pages of photographs

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Product Details

  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition
  • Release Date: August 26, 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9780393080162
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Kevin Cook is a former senior editor at Sports Illustrated, Kevin Cook is the author of Titanic Thompson, Tommy's Honor, Kitty Genovese and The Dad Report. He now lives in New York City.

Product Details

This Hardcover Edition of Kevin Cook's The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s: the Era that Created Modern Sports is autographed by Kevin Cook.

The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history―pro football’s raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence.Between the Immaculate Reception in 1972 and The Catch in 1982, pro football grew up. In 1972, Steelers star Franco Harris hitchhiked to practice. NFL teams roomed in skanky motels. They played on guts, painkillers, legal steroids, fury, and camaraderie. A decade later, Joe Montana’s gleamingly efficient 49ers ushered in a new era: the corporate, scripted, multibillion-dollar NFL we watch today. Kevin Cook’s rollicking chronicle of this pivotal decade draws on interviews with legendary players―Harris, Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken “Snake” Stabler―to re-create their heroics and off-field carousing. He shows coaches John Madden and Bill Walsh outsmarting rivals as Monday Night Football redefined sports’ place in American life. Celebrating the game while lamenting the physical toll it took on football’s greatest generation, Cook diagrams the NFL’s transformation from a second-tier sport into a national obsession. 8 pages of photographs

Get your Kevin Cook autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition
  • Release Date: August 26, 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9780393080162
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Kevin Cook is a former senior editor at Sports Illustrated, Kevin Cook is the author of Titanic Thompson, Tommy's Honor, Kitty Genovese and The Dad Report. He now lives in New York City.

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About the Author

Kevin Cook is a former senior editor at Sports Illustrated, Kevin Cook is the author of Titanic Thompson, Tommy's Honor, Kitty Genovese and The Dad Report. He now lives in New York City.