The Future Is Now (Houghton Mifflin, (1972)
William Gildea & Kenneth Turan
Out of print – available secondhand
Listed: Pro Football Journal Top 100, #91
The story of George Allen, described on the cover as “pro football’s most controversial coach”. By the time this book was written, Allen was head coach of the Redskins and on the brink of taking them to the Super Bowl. The book was published in the year he took his team to the big game but it does cover the 1971 season in which he took the Redskins to the playoffs for the first time since 1945.