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  • The Best Game Ever: Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football was still greatly over-shadowed by the country's favored pastime - baseball - but the 1958 championship proved to be the turning point for pro football.

    On the field and roaming the sidelines were 17 future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti, and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry.

    The Best Game Ever is a brilliant portrait of how a single game changed the history of American sports.

    David says: "What about the other team?"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    This may be the greatest game ever played but the book is really dedicated to the Baltimore Colts. There is precious little about the various Giant's perspective. Also, even if that doesn't concern you, the narrator constantly mispronounces names like Gino Marchetti etc. If you are a football fan mispronounced names will bother you. There a lot of Giants alive who played in that game but very few were interviewed for this book. Instead it probably should have been titled "The Raymond Berry story" because the author genuflects to Berry the entire book. I would not purchase this book.

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