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A Playbook of Mixed Success,
This review is from: The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL (Hardcover)
The 1958 NFL championship game between the Colts and Giants has been chronicled and debated so much over the past 50 years that another book would seem to be past redundant.
But author Mark Bowden runs a fly route past the typical coverage and places the contest in a context of the NFL's evolution in the decade after the Second World War and relives the era through sketches of the participants, some who remain familiar names and others whose glory had faded like the print on the pages of sports sections in old newspapers.
The book is an nice primer to new fans and a decent stride down the sidelines to paydirt for those who have read extensively on this classic contest.
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Initial post: May 20, 2008 11:53:06 AM PDT
R. Hiteshew says:
I've never read anybody better than the late John Steadman of the Baltimore Sun about this game. Although he advocated tearing down the warehouse while the O's were building Camden Yards, Steadman could summon every drop of emotion and meaning from this game even years and years later. See if anything is in print from him regarding this game and you won't be disappointed.
In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2008 5:53:59 AM PDT
Best Of All says:
He was not simply a sports writer, which made his reporting very special.
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