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eBook Rozelle: Czar of the NFL ePub

by Jeff Davis

  • ISBN: 0071471669
  • Category: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Jeff Davis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (July 30, 2007)
  • Pages: 400
  • ePub book: 1134 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1538 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 509

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Pete Rozelle is often considered the greatest commissioner in sports history. Under his nearly 30-year regime as commissioner of the National Football League, Rozelle essentially turned the NFL from a well-organized recreation league into a business empire

Pete Rozelle is often considered the greatest commissioner in sports history. Under his nearly 30-year regime as commissioner of the National Football League, Rozelle essentially turned the NFL from a well-organized recreation league into a business empire. Most sports fans would relish a well-reported look at a man who changed the American sporting landscape, but they won't find it here.

Xv, 544 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Profiles the football commissioner who created the Super Bowl and turned football into a billion-dollar business, and who was named one of the one hundred most important people of the twentieth century b. . Profiles the football commissioner who created the Super Bowl and turned football into a billion-dollar business, and who was named one of the one hundred most important people of the twentieth century by "Time" magazine. Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-528) and index

Although Rozelle nominally remained the NFL commissioner, he was given broad . Rozelle: Czar of the NFL. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Although Rozelle nominally remained the NFL commissioner, he was given broad authority over both leagues after AFL Commissioner Al Davis was forced to resign and ultimately replaced by an AFL President subordinate to the NFL Commissioner. During this time, the NFL Commissioner's office came to resemble that of the Commissioner of Baseball and Rozelle unofficially became known as the Football Commissioner although that was never an official title. The tension between Rozelle and Davis, who had wanted to be NFL commissioner, was apparent throughout the case.

Not the average sports biography, Rozelle transcends football to reveal the character of one of the most important personalities of the past century.

In Rozelle, critically acclaimed biographer Jeff Davis goes deep into the extraordinary life of this legendary figure. Although it must be said that sports fans will find this book interesting and well-crafted, it is no more a biography of football nabob Alvin "Pete" Rozelle than it is a soup spoon Читать весь отзыв.

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Czar of the NFL. by Jeff Davis. Published July 30, 2007 by McGraw-Hill. There's no description for this book yet.

Rozelle ជាសៀវភៅ អេឡិចត្រូនិក ដែល សរសេរ ដោយ Jeff Davis ។.

Rozelle ជាសៀវភៅ អេឡិចត្រូនិក ដែល សរសេរ ដោយ Jeff Davis ។ អាន សៀវភៅ នេះ ដោយ ប្រើ កម្មវិធី សៀវភៅ Google Play នៅលើ កុំព្យូទ័រ ឧបករណ៍ android, iOS របស់ អ្នក។ . Before he came along, Monday was just another weeknight. Rozelle was the archetype of the modern sports commissioner and one of Time magazine’s 100 most important people of the 20th century. In Rozelle, critically acclaimed biographer Jeff Davis goes deep into the extraordinary life of this legendary figure.

9 Jeff Davis, Rozelle: Czar of the NFL (McGraw-Hill, 2008), 290. 10 Quoted in Jeff Miller, Going Long: The Wild 10-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived I. 10 Quoted in Jeff Miller, Going Long: The Wild 10-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived It (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), 298. 11 Ken Leiker and Craig Ellenport, ed. The Super Bowl: An Official Retrospective (Ballantine, 2005), 173-76. 12 Ken Leiker and Craig Ellenport, ed. The Super Bowl: An Official Retrospective (New York: Ballantine, 2005), 13.

The definitive biography of the powerful commissioner who masterminded the Super Bowl and changed professional sports forever

Pete Rozelle built a sports empire. He invented the Super Bowl, tripled the size of the NFL, and turned football into a billion-dollar business. Before he came along, Monday was just another weeknight. Rozelle was the archetype of the modern sports commissioner and one of Time magazine’s 100 most important people of the 20th century.

In Rozelle, critically acclaimed biographer Jeff Davis goes deep into the extraordinary life of this legendary figure. Showcasing exclusive interviews with more than a hundred of Rozelle’s family members, colleagues, admirers, and detractors, Davis weaves a compelling narrative fabric that masterfully spans Rozelle’s life from childhood through his days as an executive with the L. A. Rams, to his triumphs as commissioner of the NFL and his everlasting impact on the American way of sport.

Comments

Umge Umge
The other reviews are correct. This book is about everything that happened in the NFL from the 1950's onward. As part of each story, the author tries to find a way to shoehorn Rozelle into the narrative. He describes many championship games in some detail, including early championship games from the AFL, with no connection to Pete Rozelle. He relies on unreliable sources. He fails to edit his interviews. Worst of all, he includes long dissertations on events having nothing to do with football, including Dick Clark's early tv program, the politics of 1964, Vietnam, the New Frontier, etc. He provides detail on the Kennedy assassination (and other topics) that are already well known and that are unnecessary to the part that involves Rozelle. This biography was published before the other well-known Rozelle biography and contains far more volume, but far less relevant information.
Falya Falya
Rozelle: Czar of the NFL alleges to be a biography of the former NFL Commissioner, but instead it is a meandering, disjointed, almost unreadably round-about tale of certain aspects of the NFL's history. It provides remarkably little, if any, true insight on the man who served as the league's Commissioner from 1960 to 1989, relying heavily on interviews with Ernie Accorsi and Rozelle's daughter for its material but oddly enough not providing any true insight from these sources.

What do I mean by meandering? Well for instance, after 250 pages of the book I've learned through the book's contents that Marlboro cigarettes were originally marketed as a "women's" brand... but I don't know what Rozelle's mindset was when the AFL came along, I don't know anything about his relationships with owners other than Dan Reeves of the Rams, and I know absolutely nothing as to what possessed the owners of the NFL to elect him as their Commissioner beyond the fact that he was a compromise candidate.

Simply and bluntly put, this book is worthless to anyone wanting to learn about its subject. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Jeff Davis in an effort to get my money back?
Kulafyn Kulafyn
ONE star for this book? Please, it's far, far better than that. I agree that it isn't a true biography of Rozelle and probably shouldn't have been marketed as one. Rather than an account of Rozelle's tenure during the golden years of the NFL, it is an account of the golden years of the NFL during his tenure.

It often delves deeply into important events, such as the "Greatest Game Ever Played" in 1959 and the long, often bitter process that led to the NFL-AFL merger. To its great credit, it does not credit Rozelle as the prime force behind said merger, but the former Dallas rivals Tex Schramm and Lamar Hunt. Many other mileposts along the road to NFL greatness are covered in great detail (granted, sometimes TOO detailed), like the birth of Monday Night Football and the emergence of NFL Films as the king of recorded sports.

Since the writer is based in Chicago, it's no surprise that much of his perspective is based there and in the NFL's New York headquarters. I would have liked to see more variety, but the book might have been 600 pages then and appealed to fewer readers. I have long been an maven of NFL history, but I learned a great deal from this book (far more than I expected) and anyone with similar interests will as well. Flawed as it is, I highly recommend it.
Gralmeena Gralmeena
An excellent high level history of the NFL since 1950, but not so much as a biography of Pete Rozelle. There is little insight into the man. Lots of what's and when's, very little "how".

Example...many instances are offered about his ordered life, his ability to make people feel at ease. How did he do it? What made him unique?

Far too much reliance on Rozelle's daughter, Steve Rosenbloom, and Eddie Accorsi as sources. Too many lines of thought were opened, and then dropped. For instance, he goes on about how in the 1950's Redskins' owner George Marshall was a major player as an owner...then suddenly he disappears. Jack Kent Cooke is described as a Rozelle enemy because Rozelle married Cooke's former daughter in law...and then the point is dropped. Did Cooke every hamstring Rozelle because of the relationship?

To many ideas are brought up, then dropped without completing the circle. To little is told really flesh out the picture of Rozelle beyond a stick figure with a great tan and ready smile who drank Rusty Nails and smoked too much.

It is a good book...but it could have been great.
Thetalune Thetalune
When I first saw this book, I knew I had to buy it and read it immediately as Pete Rozelle was one of the icons of my young life. What a disappointment :( ! The book seems to be about everyone else but Pete Rozelle - he's like a guest star in his own story.

Starting from the time Rozelle was elected commissioner, we hear more about George Halas than Pete Rozelle. Why was he a compromise candidate? After his election the story meanders and deals with people, places and incidents only tangentially related to Pete and the growth of the NFL. Many times I was lost in the maze of names both personal and corporate that surround and protect the story of Rozelle from outsiders.

Some of the chapters are long and rambling and make one wonder why the story of the beginning of NFL Films requires 23 pages. Other chapters are the same.

I really thought I would get some more insights into the NFL I grew up with, as a baby boomer "I saw it all" from the rise of the packers to the merger, expansion and becoming the #1 spectator sport. After reading a biography about Wellington Mara and Ernie Accorsi's autobiography, I thought I'd learn more about the people who shaped the NFL. But after some 200 or so pages, I can't continue. It's too painful.