by Andrew Luke

The 1958 NFL Championship game is known as "The Greatest Game Ever Played", and the nationally televised overtime thriller had the country buzzing about NFL football for the first time, launching the sport into the stratosphere. College football had been the version of choice when it came to football but after 1958, however, stars like Jim Brown and Joe Namath took advantage of the sport's newfound exposure to make watching NFL football appointment television every Sunday. Iconic franchises rose to prominence, like the Packers in the 1960s, the Steelers in the 1970s, the 49ers in the 1980s and the Cowboys in the 1990s. Today, NFL football is the most popular sport in America, and its signature championship, the Super Bowl, is the most watched event in the country, and one of the most watched in the world. Each book in the Inside the World of Sports series takes you from the very beginning of a sport to a look at its future. Inside these pages, learn more about football's greatest moments, iconic athletes, and what the future holds for the game. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout and back matter including: a chronology, glossary of terms for each sport, an index, and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Educational Videos are offered throughout the first chapter, through the use of a QR code that when scanned takes the student to an online video showing a greatest moment in sports' history. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis."


ISBN 978-1-4222-3460-0


ISBN 978-1-4222-8422-3
7 x 9 inches
80 pages

Part of the Series: Inside the World of Sports

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