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Ten-Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the Feud for Dallas's Pro Football Future by John Eisenberg


in the Nineteen Sixties, on the heels of the “largest sport Ever performed,” professional soccer started to flourish across the country—except for in Texas, the place college soccer was once nonetheless the one sport on the town. but in an not going collection of events, two young oil tycoons began their very own professional soccer franchises in Dallas the very same year: the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and, as a part of a new upcelebrityt league designed to thwart the NFL’s hang on the sport, the Dallas Texans of the AFL. Almost in a single day, a sour feud was once born.

The workforce house owners, Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison, turned into Mad males of the gridentificationiron, locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of the Texas pigskin trustworthy. Their groups took each and every different to court, fought over players, undermined each and every different’s promotions, and rooted like hell for the opposite men to fail. a true visionary, Hunt of the Texans targeted on the lovers, putting together a workforce of native legends and hiring attractive ladies to drive round town in red convertibles selling tickets. in the meantime, Murchison and his Cowboys targeted on the sport, hiring a tender celebrity, Tom Landry, in what could be his first-ever year as a head coach, and targeting hanging their very own in opposition to the more based groups inside the NFL. in the long run, both groups won the battle, but only one were given to stick in Dallas and move on to grow to be considered one of sports’ most vital franchises—“Americacff0478#39;s group.”

in this extremely interesting narrative, rich in colorful characters and unforgetdesk stunts, Eisenberg recounts the story of the birth of professional soccer in Dallas—again when the game started to be a part of this country’s DNA.
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writer: John Eisenbergwriter: Houghton Mifflin H..Binding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 320

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