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The Resource Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future, John Eisenberg

Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future, John Eisenberg

Label
Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future
Title
Ten-gallon war
Title remainder
the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future
Statement of responsibility
John Eisenberg
Title variation
  • 10-gallon war
  • Ten-gallon war
Title variation remainder
the NFLs Cowboys, the AFLs Texans, and the feud for Dallass pro football future
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s, on the heels of the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” professional football began to flourish across the country<U+2014>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<U+2019>s Dallas Cowboys, and, as part of a new upstart league designed to thwart the NFL<U+2019>s hold on the game, the Dallas Texans of the AFL. Almost overnight, a bitter feud was born. The team owners, Lamar Hunt and Clint Murchison, became Mad Men of the gridiron, locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of the Texas pigskin faithful. Their teams took each other to court, fought over players, undermined each other<U+2019>s promotions, and rooted like hell for the other guys to fail. A true visionary, Hunt of the Texans focused on the fans, putting together a team of local legends and hiring attractive women to drive around town in red convertibles selling tickets. Meanwhile, Murchison and his Cowboys focused on the game, hiring a young star, Tom Landry, in what would be his first-ever year as a head coach, and concentrating on holding their own against the more established teams in the NFL. Ultimately, both teams won the battle, but only one got to stay in Dallas and go on to become one of sports<U+2019> most quintessential franchises<U+2014>“America's Team.”
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Writing style
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10146581
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Eisenberg, John
Dewey number
796.332/6409764
Index
index present
LC call number
GV956.D3
LC item number
E58 20012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
  • Houston Texans (Football team)
Target audience
adult
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the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future
Label
Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future, John Eisenberg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547435503
Lccn
2012016241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 779873405
  • (OCoLC)779873405
Label
Ten-gallon war : the NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans, and the feud for Dallas's pro football future, John Eisenberg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547435503
Lccn
2012016241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 779873405
  • (OCoLC)779873405

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