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The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

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Set to release on Oct. 9th 2018, now available for pre- order. 

This was the sponsored book on amazon, I thought it looked interesting. 



The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start.
In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the professional game. At that time the sport barely registered on the national scene, where college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated. The five owners succeeded only because at critical junctures in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League. At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, The Leagueis an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime.

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