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On any given Sunday : a life of Bert Bell

Author: Robert S Lyons
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first biography ever written about the man who some considered the greatest commissioner in the history of professional sports.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lyons, Robert S., 1939-
On any given Sunday.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009020966
(OCoLC)373474435
Named Person: Bert Bell; Bert Bell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Lyons
ISBN: 9781592137336 1592137334
OCLC Number: 607553558
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 328 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword by Don Shula; Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. The Early Years; 2. The Quarterback of the Quakers; 3. A War Hero Tastes the French Nightlife; 4. Back to Penn as Captain of the Quakers; 5. Bert Bell's Coaching Career Begins; 6. The Roaring Twenties --
Off the Field; 7. Frances Upton: One of America's Brightest Stars; 8. The Yellow Jackets Become the Eagles; 9. The Eagles Struggle under Bell and Wray; 10. The Player Draft Comes in 1936; 11. Additional Shock Waves from 1936; 12. The Struggle to Survive: 1937 to 1939; 13. Bert Bell and Art Rooney Get Together.
Responsibility: Robert S. Lyons ; foreword by Don Shula.

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Bert Bell, a native of Philadelphia, has been called the most powerful executive figure in the history of professional football. This biography recounts the remarkable story of how de Benneville  Read more...

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