F. Mcgowan

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  • The Best Game Ever

  • Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL
  • By: Mark Bowden
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Kathy on 08-10-08

The Best Game Ever

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-08

Wonderful. I am old enough to remember the game. But I did not all of the personal stories of the participants and their management. Well done.

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