Bob Lederer’s Beyond Broadway Joe looks, as the title suggests, at the other players that formed the Super Bowl III-winning New Yorks Jets.
Published in 1970, The Other League serves as a handsome memorial to the American Football League, which merged with the NFL after its 1969 season.
The AFL changed football in many ways but perhaps one of the most important was in the role of black players.
It would benefit from a tighter focus but this book on the tension between Don Shula and Johnny Unitas contains plenty of good anecdotes.
If Michael MacCambridge’s history of the NFL isn’t the greatest football book ever written, then there are few better.
A blistering assault on football and its institutions that exposed racism, drug-taking, orgies and corruption.
The first biography of legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas.