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    • The League

    • How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The National Football League's current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the professional game. At that time, the sport barely registered on the national scene. The five owners succeeded only because at critical junctures in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Ten-Gallon War

    • The NFL's Cowboys, The AFL's Texans, and The Feud for Dallas' Pro Football Future
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the 1960s, on the heels of the “Greatest Game Ever Played”, professional football began to flourish across the country - except in Texas, where college football was still the only game in town. But in an unlikely series of events, two young oil tycoons started their own professional football franchises in Dallas the very same year: the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and, as part of a new upstart league designed to thwart the NFL’s hold on the game, the Dallas Texans of the AFL. Almost overnight, a bitter feud was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen!

    • By Tommy Sobchek on 04-27-16
    • The NFL's Cowboys, The AFL's Texans, and The Feud for Dallas' Pro Football Future
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • That First Season

    • How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Pat Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    John Eisenberg's That First Season is the seldom-studied prequel to a phenomenal football career for Vince Lombardi and the Packers, drawing on exhaustive new research and interviews to tell an incredible ensemble tale of a team, a town, and their leader. The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughingstock by the late 1950s. They hadn't fielded a winning team in more than a decade and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior, and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story on how one man's goal, fearless determination to win, succeed ,No excuses, get to work, straight up down to basics

    • By sergio on 06-11-15
    • How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Pat Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 07-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Match Race

    • When North Met South in America's First Sports Spectacle
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Jones Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The Great Match Race is a captivating account of America's first sports spectacle, a horse race that pitted North against South in three grueling heats. On a bright afternoon in May 1823, an unprecedented sixty thousand people showed up to watch two horses run the equivalent of nine Kentucky Derbys in a few hours' time. Eclipse was the majestic champion representing the North, and Henry, an equine arriviste, was the pride of the South.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Streak

    • Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The fascinating story of baseball's most legendary "Iron Men", Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Comparative Streaks of Gehrig and Ripken

    • By Matthew Tsien on 04-28-18
    • Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 07-04-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • From 33rd Street to Camden Yards

    • An Oral History of the Baltimore Orioles
    • By: John Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this stirring account, award-winning sports writer John Eisenberg brings to life the epic saga of baseball's winningest franchise from 1960 to 1997. In From 33rd Street to Camden Yards, the Orioles' story is told using the voices of the players, managers, coaches, owners, and fans who helped make the Baltimore Orioles a secular religion in the city that calls itself Baseball City USA.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book..Eisenberg has written a<br /> masterpiece.

    • By alan on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $29.08