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Sports history, sports trivia and sports stories all about football

Jam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.

An engaging presentation for football''s toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that''s an integral part of the sport, and about how a team''s captain gets his fellow players all fired up. Fascinating stories recanted include the Eagles beating the Giants just before time ran out, New York''s fumble that led to Philadelphia''s miracle at the Meadowlands, how Dallas Cowboys'' coach Jimmy Johnson managed to catch a glimpse of the Buffalo Bills'' new formation when a television station accidentally broadcast it, and how San Francisco Forty Niners'' Ronnie Lott gave 110% and his pinky all for the love of the sport.

About the Author

Ron Martirano is a lifelong sports fan, sportswriter, and editor boasting nearly twenty years of teaching and publishing experience. He is the author of  Baseball: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff and  Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff. Ron lives in Astoria, Queens with his wife.

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I Could Have Been Someone

While his successor, Ronald Reagan, played the part of the Gipper in the biography of Notre Dame''s Knute Rockne, it was Ford who had the All-American life as a footbal player. A scholarship player at the University of Michigan, the future president took part in two undefeated seasons with the Wolverines as a linebacker and center, culminating in a pair of national championships. During that time, he earned the distinction of becoming the only future American president to tackle a Heisman trophy winner (the very first Heisman recipient at that), after bringing down Jay Berwanger, captain of the University of Chicago Maroons. Ford was honored as the team''s MVP in 1934  and played in the ''35 college all-star game (now known as the East-West Shrine Game). Ford even had a chance to go pro, with both the Lions and the Packers in need of a good lineman, but he rejected their contract offers in favor of law school at Yale. By his own account, "If  I had gone into professional football, the name Jerry Ford might have been a household name today."

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