Last team standing: how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War II

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Tracing the history of the National Football League during World War II, this book delves into the severe player shortage during the war, which led to the merging of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles, creating the Steagles. The teams center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye (and partially blind in the other), and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he would never before played football with a helmet. Yet somehow, this group of players deemed unfit for military service due to age or physical ailment posted a winning record in the league, to the surprise of players and fans alike. Digging into the history of the war paralleled by the unlikely story of the Steagles franchise, both sports fans and history buffs will learn about the cultural significance of this motley crew of ball players during a trying time in United States history.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Football -- United States -- History, Football teams -- United States -- History, National Football League -- History, Philadelphia Eagles (Football team) -- History, Pittsburgh Steelers (Football team) -- History, SPORTS & RECREATION / Football, SPORTS & RECREATION / History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States
title_display Last team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles- "The Steagles"- saved pro football during World War II
title_full Last team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles- "The Steagles"- saved pro football during World War II / Matthew Algeo, Last team standing : how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War II [electronic resource] / Matthew Algeo
title_short Last team standing :
title_sub how the Steelers and the Eagles-- "the Steagles"-- saved pro football during World War II
topic_facet Electronic books, Football, Football teams, History, Social aspects, World War, 1939-1945