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Author Carroll, John M. (John Martin), 1943-

Title Red Grange and the rise of modern football / John M. Carroll
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1999]
©1999

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Description ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Sport and society
Sport and society.
Contents Prologue: Comet over the Prairie -- 1. An Odd Kind of Family -- 2. Football and the Emergence of Red Grange -- 3. Grange and the Golden Age of Sport -- 4. Football and Mass Society -- 5. A Media Frenzy -- 6. The Great Debate -- 7. The Grand Eastern Tour -- 8. Barnstorming, Hollywood, and the AFL -- 9. Down but Not Out -- 10. A Solid Pro Player -- 11. Finding a Niche -- 12. A Reluctant Hero -- Epilogue: Red Grange in Perspective
Summary "Before the Super Bowl, before "Monday Night Football," even before the NFL, there was Red Grange: a softspoken midwesterner catapulted into the public eye in 1924 when he scored four touchdowns for Illinois in the first twelve minutes of a historic game against the University of Michigan. From this herculean beginning, the "Galloping Ghost" went on to a trailblazing career as a professional player, Hollywood football idol, and broadcaster."--BOOK JACKET. "John Carroll follows the career of this unassuming pioneer who helped lift pro football above its reputation as "a dirty little business run by rogues and bargain-basement entrepreneurs." Grange became one of the first athlete-heroes and the first major sports figure to serve as a play-by-play broadcast commentator."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-254) and index
Subject Grange, Red, 1903-1991.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
Football -- United States -- History.
LC no. 99006056
ISBN 0252023846 (cloth : acid-free paper)