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Author Holley, Joe.

Title Slingin' Sam : the life and times of the greatest quarterback ever to play the game / by Joe Holley ; foreword by Peyton Manning
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 322 pages, 26 unnumbered of plates) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: Foreword by Peyton Manning -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Sam Baugh: The Beginning -- Chapter 2. Dutch Meyer: Short, Safe, Sure -- Chapter 3. 1934: The Baugh Era at TCU Begins -- Chapter 4. 1935: That Championship Season -- Chapter 5. George Preston Marshall: Football Impresario -- Chapter 6. Marshall's Redskins: Boston Born but D.C. Bound -- Chapter 7. 1936: Baugh's Senior Year at TCU -- Chapter 8. 1937: Slingin' Sam Chooses a Career -- Chapter 9. The 1937 Season: Baugh and the Redskins Debut in Washington -- Chapter 10. The 1937 NFL Championship: Slaying the Monsters of the Midway -- Chapter 11. Cardinal Sam? Baugh Tries the Major Leagues -- Chapter 12. The 1938 and 1939 Redskins: Giant Victims -- Chapter 13. The 1940 NFL Championship: The Monsters' Revenge000 -- Chapter 14. Go West, Young Sam: Hollywood Calling -- Chapter 15. The Newest Thing under Heaven: The Double Mountain Ranch -- Chapter 16. 1941: A Lackluster Season and a Day of Infamy -- Chapter 17. The 1942 Season: Avenging 73-0 -- Chapter 18. 1943: A Baugh Trifecta and Another Championship Lost -- Chapter 19. 1944 and 1945: Yet Another Missed Championship and the End of an Era -- Chapter 20. The 1946 and 1947 Seasons: The Dismal Years Begin000 -- Chapter 21. 1948-1952: Last Years with the Redskins -- Chapter 22. A Rancher Coaching Cowboys: Baugh at Hardin-Simmons University -- Chapter 23. Back to the Pros: Coaching the Titans and the Oilers -- Chapter 24. Ranching, Rodeoing, and Golfing: Sam in Retirement -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Dan Jenkins calls Baugh "the greatest quarterback who ever lived, college or pro." Even though he played for the Washington Redskins mostly in the pre-TV era (1937-1952), he is still remembered and revered by fans, who consistently name him as the former player they would most like to see back in the game. Baugh was one of the first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A living link between the leather-helmet era and the modern, Baugh spread the field, opened up the game, and made the forward pass a strategic weapon, not a desperation heave. He made quarterback the glamour position, which means that Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Tom Brady, and all the other football field generals since Baugh are in his debt"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310) and index
Subject Baugh, Sam, 1914-2008.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
Quarterbacks (Football) -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 029271985X (hardback)
0292742134 (e-book)
9780292719859 (hardback)
9780292742130 (e-book)