NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless 1970s

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kevin Cook explains why he thinks the 1970s were the most colorful decade in NFL history and were the years that pro football grew up. His book The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ‘70s—the Era that Created Modern Sports draws on interviews with legendary coaches and players—Franco Harris, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Ken “Snake” Stabler—and tells the story of their heroics and off-field carousing.


Kevin Cook

Comments [3]

Ken Ryan from fl

It's true. The games are at their best right the moment before and as big money takes over. 1970'sfor football' 1980's for basketball.....

May. 14 2014 07:21 PM

Fiction and fact were not too far apart in "North Dallas Forty" (1973)

Jan. 03 2014 03:28 AM
Bud Plautz from New York

Regarding the hash marks, keep in mind that Jim Brown's records for yards rushing were when the hash marks were placed under the old rules.

Sep. 26 2012 01:15 PM

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