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Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football
Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football Murray Greenberg 158648477X 9781586484774 Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Clevelands Jewish ghetto, arrived at the University of Michigan and t
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Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football by Murray Greenberg

Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Clevelands Jewish ghetto, arrived at the University of Michigan and transformed the game of football forever. At the time, in the 1920s, football was a dull, grinding running game, and the forward pass was a desperation measure. Benny would change all of that.In Ann Arbor, the rookie quarterbacks passing abilities so eclipsed those of other players that legendary coach Fielding Yost came back from retirement to coach him. The other college teams had no answer for Friedmans passing attack. He then went proan unpopular decision at a time when the NFL was the poor stepchild to college footballand was equally sensational, eventually signing with the New York Giants for an unprecedented $10,000, bringing fans and attention to the fledgling NFL.Passing Gamerediscovers this little-known sports hero and tells the story of Friedmans evolution from upstart to American celebrity, in a vivid narrative that will delight and enlighten football fans of all ages.

Author: Murray Greenberg

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 368

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 2008-11-04

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ISBN: 158648477X


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