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BOOK ON NFLS FIRST CENTURY WRITTEN BY HALLS RETIRED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, AUG. 27

BOOK ON NFLS FIRST CENTURY WRITTEN BY HALLS RETIRED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY, AUG. 27

08/26/2019
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The book “NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America’s Greatest Sports League,” written by retired Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan is being released Aug. 27. The book retails for $28.00 plus tax and can be purchased in the Hall of Fame Store and retailers across the nation and online.

The “NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America’s Greatest Sports League” tells the sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFL’s 100th Season.

The NFL has come a long way from its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920. In the hundred years since that fateful day, football has become America’s most popular and lucrative professional sport. The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challenges—the Great Depression and World War II, controversies and scandals, battles over labor rights and competition from rival leagues—to produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady.

It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Horrigan, arguably the most knowledgeable living NFL historian. His accounts of the league’s history were drawn from decades of his experience in the Hall’s expansive archives. Compelling, eye-opening,
and authoritative, NFL Century is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football.

BOOK SIGNING

Horrigan will appear at the Pro Football Hall of Fame for signings of his new book during the first-ever Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic. The signings will take place Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Hall of Fame Store.

No admission to the Museum is required to attend the book signing. Guests must purchase the book from the Hall of Fame Store for Horrigan to sign it.

SWEEPSTAKES

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has teamed with Penguin Random House for a special giveaway of “NFL CENTURY.” Fans can enter to win at https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/nfl-century- sweepstakes. The sweepstakes opens Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, and runs through Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Ten winners will be selected. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Horrigan began his long career at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 as the museum’s curator- researcher and capped off his career as its executive director, administering the Hall of Fame’s annual enshrinee selection process. Now retired after forty-two years with the organization, he is regarded as the foremost historian on professional football, and has authored, co-authored, and edited several books on the subject, including The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Book: Where Greatness Lives. Co-host of the popular weekly national radio show Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio, on SiriusXM, Horrigan has been featured in numerous NFL Films presentations and sports documentaries.

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