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The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

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The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade Paperback – June 24, 2016 by Joe Zagorsk

The 1970 merger between the American Football League and the National Football League laid the foundation for a stronger brand of gridiron competition, providing a new level of excitement for fans. This book examines each year of the NFL's pivotal decade in detail, covering the great names, great rivalries and great games, as well as the key changes in both strategy and rules. Along the way, the author explains how pro football developed into a near-religious American tradition.

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Finally, a book about the decade of football that defined the game for the Boomer Generation, a decade when the NFL supplanted Major League Baseball as our national past-time and became a cultural obsession. This is when the Me Decade collided with the ultimate team sport. And in this book, Mr. Zagorski has provided the perfect balance, weaving complex historical narrative into a series of wonderful stories and personality portraits that will forever live in the fabric of American sports. --Sal Paolantonio, ESPN National Correspondent.

" ideal resource for football historians as well as casual fans seeking to get a sense of a phenomenal decade in NFL history." --Library Journal

"The 1970s was the decade of The Godfather, Watergate and disco. It was also the decade of Monday Night Football, America's Team and the Steel Curtain. Author Joe Zagorski's lively, well-researched book explains how rival leagues, the NFL and AFL, came together and the modern era of pro football was born." --McCann Award-winning sportswriter Ray Didinger

About the Author

Former sportswriter  Joe Zagorski is a member of the Pro Football Researchers Association and volunteers his free time to the Tennessee Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association. He lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.