[E-Book] ☆ On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell | by ↠ Robert Lyons #2020


  • Title: On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell
  • Author: Robert Lyons
  • ISBN: 9781592137312
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover

  • On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell By Robert Lyons Bert Bell, a native of Philadelphia, has been called the most powerful executive figure in the history of professional football He was responsible for helping to transform the game from a circus sideshow into what has become the most popular spectator sport in America In On Any Given Sunday , the first biography of this important sports figure, historian Robert Lyons reBert Bell, a native of Philadelphia, has been called the most powerful executive figure in the history of professional football He was responsible for helping to transform the game from a circus sideshow into what has become the most popular spectator sport in America In On Any Given Sunday , the first biography of this important sports figure, historian Robert Lyons recounts the remarkable story of how de Benneville Bert Bell rejected the gentility of a high society lifestyle in favor of the tougher gridiron and rose to become the founder of the Philadelphia Eagles and Commissioner of the National Football League Bell, who arguably saved the league from bankruptcy by conceiving the idea for the annual player draft, later made the historic decision to introduce Sudden Death overtime a move that propelled professional football into the national consciousness He coined the phrase On Any Given Sunday and negotiated the league s first national TV contract Lyons also describes in fascinating detail Bell s relationships with leading figures ranging from such Philadelphia icons as Walter Annenberg and John B Kelly to national celebrities and U.S Presidents He also provides insight into Bell s colorful personal life including his hell raising early years and his secret marriage to Frances Upton, a golden name in show business On Any Given Sunday is being published on the 50th anniversary of Bell s death For than 35 years, Robert S Lyons has covered professional and college sports for the Associated Press and has contributed articles to numerous national publications He is the author of Palestra Pandemonium A History of the Big Five , and co author with Ray Didinger of The Eagles Encyclopedia both Temple He is the former director of the La Salle University News Bureau, editor of the university s alumni magazine, and an instructor in the school s Communications Department.
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