Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Clevelandas 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 quarterbackas 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 Friedmanas passing attack. He then went proaan unpopular decision at a time when the NFL was the poor stepchild to college footballaand was equally sensational, eventually signing with the New York Giants for an unprecedented $10, 000, bringing fans and attention to the fledgling NFL. Passing Game rediscovers this little-known sports hero and tells the story of Friedmanas evolution from upstart to American celebrity, in a vivid narrative that will delight and enlighten football fans of all ages.aA tidal wave of hysterical mob selling battered stock and convertible bond prices down to new lows yesterday under an ... The stock market crash signaled an impending financial crisis of long duration that would severely test the mettle of Timanbsp;...
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