A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games: 1986 to by Mark L. Ford

By Mark L. Ford

For enthusiasts soccer who notion that they had learn every thing in regards to the historical past of the sport, Mark L. Ford breaks new floor with this account of the NFL preseason. defined as “test labs” through Ford, preseason video games are a time for checking out new techniques, contemplating destiny rule alterations, and imposing tv insurance ideas. For millions of avid gamers who vie for a place within the league each summer time, the preseason can also be the defining second the place careers might be made or damaged.

A background of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games: 1986 to 2013 is certainly one of books via Ford on expert football’s preseason. in addition to its significant other volume—which covers 1960 to 1985—these assets supply details on each NFL and AFL preseason video game performed because the AFL used to be introduced in 1960. all of the attention-grabbing occasions and folks that have been a part of those summer time battles are exact, in addition to the 1st outings for brand spanking new groups, new ideas, and new stars. Ford additionally comprises fun anecdotes and mishaps, akin 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 remodel specialist soccer from a modest company right into a international monopoly with annual sales and resources worthy billions. A heritage of NFL Preseason and Exhibition video games is a different and demanding reference for professional soccer lovers and cultural historians alike.

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