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I read and re-read this book over 40 years ago. Peter Gent is one of the greatest social commentators, but no one knows it. His remarks are just as appropriate today. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I very much enjoyed this book. It says a lot about the men who sacrifice their bodies for our enjoyment and how management abuses them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Loved it. Great look at the inside of the game with a touch of fear and loathing.Published 2 months ago by Matthew J. Montague
Great read if you're interested in the off-field culture of pro football and its stars. Well-written and humorous yet dark, but always entertaining and insightful is Gent's tale. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chernandez9
I read this because I have long been a fan of the movie. They both flow pretty much spot on. A very interesting read considering the sudden greater concern for player health and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cotton Lawler
Really enjoyed this peek behind the curtains of the early 70's NFL.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gent's book is filled with good writing. His sardonic understanding of the workings of professional football is impressive, but he devoted far too much space to the dissipated... Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Arnold
Though this book is older than most NFL fans the story reads as if it were written yesterday. Nothing about the league, its players or owners has changed since this book's... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Fractured Jaw