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By Mark L. Ford

For enthusiasts soccer who suggestion that they had learn every little thing in regards to the heritage of the sport, Mark L. Ford breaks new floor with this account of the NFL preseason. defined as “test labs” by means of Ford, preseason video games are a time for testing new ideas, contemplating destiny rule alterations, and imposing tv assurance thoughts. For hundreds of thousands of gamers who vie for a place within the league each summer season, the preseason is usually the defining second the place careers might be made or damaged.

A historical past of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games: 1986 to 2013 is one in every of books via Ford on expert football’s preseason. in addition to its significant other volume—which covers 1960 to 1985—these assets offer details on each NFL and AFL preseason online game performed because the AFL was once introduced in 1960. the entire fascinating occasions and folks that have been a part of those summer season battles are exact, in addition to the 1st outings for brand new groups, new principles, and new stars. Ford additionally comprises a laugh anecdotes and mishaps, similar to a last-minute defeat in 2000 while a participant tackled his personal teammate.

Along the best way, Ford recounts key low season advancements that might rework specialist soccer from a modest firm right into a international monopoly with annual sales and resources worthy billions. A heritage of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games is a special and significant reference for professional soccer enthusiasts and cultural historians alike.

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