Going Long: The Wild Ten-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived It

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9780071409940: Going Long: The Wild Ten-Year Saga of the Renegade American Football League in the Words of Those Who Lived It

“Outlandish, informative, and above all, funny.”

—Sports Illustrated

Now in paperback, Going Long brings the incredible story of the maverick American Football League to life through the words of the players, coaches, owners, and others who lived it. This story of the AFL is filled with legendary names such as Bob Griese, Joe Namath, Lamar Hunt, Jack Kemp, Len Dawson, and more. From the contentious formation of the league, to paychecks bouncing as often as footballs, to improbable Super Bowl victories, Going Long presents the colorful and sometimes bizarre tale of eight teams and a league that refused to die.

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Praise for Going Long

"The voices in Going Long remind us what fun the American Football League was."
--Boston Herald

"American Football League fans will absolutely love Going Long."
--Publishers Weekly

"Pigskin fans will find many delights in this lively examination of the American Football League told in the words of those who lived it, from team owners, coaches, and players to trainers and fans."
--Dallas Morning News

"Miller's saucy oral history vividly recalls the exploits of Namath, Kemp, Alworth, and Stram; such historic events as pro football's longest game, the 'Heidi game'; and the watershed event of Super Bowl III."
--USA Today Sports Weekly

"There's a Ken Burns documentary in here somewhere."
--Portland Oregonian

From its inauspicious beginnings through its improbable Super Bowl victories and its ultimate demise, the American Football League had a colorful and sometimes bizarre 10-year history that will not soon be forgotten. Now in paperback, Going Long takes you back to that thrilling decade with the men who made the AFL--and who made it great. In this unique oral history, 170 voices come together to tell the unbelievable story of that maverick league.

This rollicking tale is filled with legendary names such as Bob Griese, Joe Namath, Lamar Hunt, Jack Kemp, Len Dawson, and more. From the contentious formation of the league to paychecks bouncing as often as footballs to improbable Super Bowl victories, Going Long presents the colorful and sometimes bizarre tale of eight teams and a league that refused to die.

About the Author:

Jeff Miller is an editor for the Dallas Morning News's acclaimed sports section and has won numerous state and national newspaper sportswriting awards. The author of two sports books, Down to the Wire and Sunshine Shootouts, he lives in Dallas, Texas.

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