The Philadelphia Eagles
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The history of the Philadelphia Eagles spans multiple championships, many more near misses, and a cast of characters both on and off the field.
The passion of the game has flowed through the veins of generations of Philadelphians, and this book details the history of the Eagles from a unique fan perspective. Compiled from more than two dozen sources, The Philadelphia Eagles features rarely seen archival and personal photographs, including ones from Pete Pihos, Vince Papale, Upton Bell, Ed Mahan, and fans across the Delaware Valley.
Brian Michael is a college professor whose love for sports history led him to open Shibe Vintage Sports in Center City Philadelphia. Andrew Palagruto was born and raised in South Philadelphia near the sports complex and is Philly fandom personified. Andrew Weicker operates several digital properties related to Philadelphia sports from his fan cave in Northeast Philadelphia.
1976 National Champion Pitt Panthers, The
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The Birthplace of Professional Football
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This book charts the story of Navy football and steers readers through the reemergence of an iconic program representing our nation's finest.
Navy football holds a unique place in college athletics as one of the oldest and most prestigious programs the game has ever known. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Midshipmen were nationally recognized by the major bowl games they played and Heisman Trophy-winning players Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach. Although the program struggled mightily to maintain relevance in subsequent years, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk kick-started the renaissance of Navy football by hiring Coach Paul Johnson in 2001. The team's current coach, Ken Niumatalolo, once fired by the academy in the dining room of a McDonald's in 1998, returned to become the winningest coach in school history. Cameron charts the story of Navy football and steers readers through the reemergence of an iconic program representing our nation's finest.
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From 1973 through 1982, Pitt had one of the nation's most successful football programs, including a national championship in 1976. From 1976 through 1982, no team in college football won more games than the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Pitt captured the 1976 national championship with a perfect 12-0 record, highlighted by the brilliance of Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett. The memorable season capped one of the most stunning turnarounds in college football history.
From 1964 through 1972, Pitt never had a winning season, and university officials had begun to consider the possible dissolution of the football program. But the hiring of coach Johnny Majors, fresh from an impressive revitalization of the program at Iowa State University, breathed life into Pitt's football fortunes. Majors brought with him a young, aggressive staff of assistant coaches, men whose contacts and experiences touched and reached recruiting regions Pitt had never harvested. Beginning in 1973, Pitt registered eleven consecutive winning seasons.
Following the championship season, Majors returned to his native Tennessee, where he had been an All-America halfback during the 1950s. Jackie Sherrill, Majors' replacement at Pitt, continued the winning ways, registering five straight winning campaigns, including three straight 11-1 seasons from 1979 through 1981. Pitt's football program produced numerous All-Americans, first-round NFL draft choices and brought a level of sustained recognition to the university's football--recognition that it hasn't reached since.
Syracuse University Football
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Integrating Pittsburgh Sports
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Where Pittsburgh Played
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The Epicenter of Steel City Sports
From Forbes Field to Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood has been home to some of the most iconic moments in sports history. Including the Fitzgerald Field House and the Duquesne Gardens, Oakland has drawn in both professional and college sports fans alike.
Local authors and sports historians David Finoli, Tom Rooney, Robert Healy III, Douglas Cavanaugh and Chris Fletcher celebrate the glorious victories and heartbreaking losses throughout the history of Pittsburgh's Oakland section, the epicenter of Steel City Sports.
Pop Warner Little Scholars
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Pop Warner Little Scholars offers an inside look at the history of one of America's oldest youth sports organizations. Approximately sixty-five percent of National Football League players and coaches were at one time involved in the Pop Warner program. Important moments in the organization's history are depicted throughout the book, including the first national championship game in 1947, the beginning of the scholastic recognition program in 1960, and the official organization of its cheerleading program in 1973, although it was a part of Pop Warner for decades. The organization's two major national events, the Scholar All-American Program and the Pop Warner Super Bowl, Cheer, and Dance championships, serve as the highlights of the year for young scholar-athletes.
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