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Three-week professionals : inside the 1987 NFL players' strke

Author: Ted Kluck
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1987 the players of the National Football League went on strike, demanding better pay and the right to seek free agency. Determined to keep the league going, team owners pulled replacements from wherever they could be found, from the semi-pro leagues to bar stools, in order to create makeshift teams. For three weeks, regular men, truck drivers, school teachers, stockbrokers, were able to put on NFL helmets and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Kluck
ISBN: 9781442241541 1442241543
OCLC Number: 905379693
Description: xv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Here I Go Again: Football in France Introduction: Land of Confusion: Tape, Turf and the 1987 NFL Player's StrikeChapter 1: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: The Football Nomad (Mike Hohensee) Chapter 2: Didn't We Almost Have It All: The Meat and Seafood Guy (Joe Bock) Chapter 3: Full Metal Jacket: The Coach (Les Steckel) Chapter 4: Who Will You Run To?: The New Irving Fryar (Larry Linne) Chapter 5: Yo, Bum Rush the Show: From Suge Knight to Steve Dils Chapter 6: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Leigh Steinberg) Chapter 7: You Keep Me Hangin' On: From First Round to Replacement (John Reaves) Chapter 8: Stand by Me: The Regulars (Keith Butler and Jeff Kemp) Chapter 9: The Last Emperor: Montana and the End of the Strike Part IChapter 10: The Lost Boys: Adrian Breen and the End of Strike Football Part II Epilogue: Over the Top: 1987 and Beyond Afterword: The Running Man: On Walter Payton and Boyhood IdolsAcknowledgments About the Author Bibliography
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