The Glory Game by Frank Gifford
How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever

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“Frank Gifford brings the contest so alive that you find yourself almost wondering, 50 years later, how it will turn out in the end.”
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The Glory Game recreates in breathtaking detail the 1958 National Football League Championship Game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts, which many football fans feel was “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” This first-hand, field level, “behind-the-helmet” account by ex-Giant Hall of Famer and longtime “Monday Night Football” broadcaster Frank Gifford brings back to life all the sights and sounds of the momentous contest that changed football forever, and offers vivid, indelible portraits of the legendary players—including Sam Huff, Andy Robustelli, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore, and Raymond Berry. The Giants-Colts clash of ’58 was truly The Glory Game—and now readers can relive it in all its glory.

 

About Frank Gifford

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A New York Giant for twelve seasons, Frank Gifford received the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award in 1956 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. He was a sports broadcaster for more than thirty years—including twenty-seven years in the booth for ABC's Monday Night Football. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford, and their children.
 
Published October 31, 2008 by HarperCollins e-books. 305 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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We know what you're thinking--why are those book nerds over at Kirkus pontificating about the best football books? Do they even watch football at Kirkus? Ahem--we'll bypass that question to remind you that if it's a book, we know whether it's any good. This week, we highlight 10 gripping, insight...

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Deeply ingrained in America’s football consciousness, the author starred at USC in the early ’50s, played numerous positions brilliantly for the Giants, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977 and anchored the greatest announcing triumvirate ever on Monday Night Football.

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But perhaps the most haunting portrait's are of Gifford's two closest friends on the Giants, Kyle Rote and Charlie Conerly, and two Colts that died before their time, Big Daddy Wilkerson and Bill Pellington.

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