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On the clock : the story of the NFL draft

Author: Barry Wilner; Ken Rappoport
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the Clock takes you behind the scenes at one of pro football's most suspenseful annual events. The NFL draft features no action on the field--hey, there isn't even a field. Yet the draft has become more popular than many other sporting events, including the NBA and NHL playoff games, against which it goes head-to-head for viewers. In fact, the draft has spawned its own cottage industry in which names such as Gil  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Wilner; Ken Rappoport
ISBN: 9781630761011 163076101X
OCLC Number: 893895606
Description: ix, 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Draft Day 2014 : the most exciting draft ever --
Ringing the bell --
The first --
African American breakthrough --
The war between the leagues --
A draft genius and three wise men --
The lists --
Watch this! : TV and the digital age --
Fan frenzy --
The underwear Olympics --
The gurus --
Three for the show --
Irrelevant men, tall tales, and short stories --
Mock drafts.
Responsibility: Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport.

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The NFL draft features no action on the field, yet it has become more popular than even NBA and NHL playoff games. In On the Clock, Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport chronicle the history of the  Read more...
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Sportswriters Wilner and Rappoport chronicle the fascinating history of the National Football League (NFL) draft day. . . . [T]he authors give an excellent account of how the draft works through an Read more...

 
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