Creating the Big Game

Creating the Big Game

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This book is a bio-cultural examination of John William Heisman, his times, and his many contributions to the development of intercollegiate football in America. In singling out his many contributions to the development of football (in particular, his championing of the forward pass), this book not only tells the story of Heisman's life but also reveals him in relationship to his time. This is the story of how an indigenous American public ritual--the Big Game--came about and how college football developed into the complex, problematic, and highly structured big business that it is today.John W. Heisman and the Invention of American Football Wiley Lee Umphlett ... ( 1928), one from the West Coast (the University of Southern California) and the other from the Southeast (Georgia Tech). ... to overcome Stanford University and the deception of Pop Warnera#39;s double-wingback formation by the score of 10-0.

Title:Creating the Big Game
Author:Wiley Lee Umphlett
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01


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