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Governing Football

in The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236399
eISBN:
9781846313486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236399.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the governance of professional football in England. It describes the institutional framework and ideological environment within which the League developed and its policies were ... More


The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939

Matthew Taylor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236399
eISBN:
9781846313486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313486
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion pound industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports ... More


Making a National League

in The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236399
eISBN:
9781846313486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236399.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the basic development of Football League in England during the pre-1914 period. It explores the contested process of League expansion and the debate around its transformation into ... More


Conclusion

in The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236399
eISBN:
9781846313486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236399.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history professional football in England from 1900 to 1939. It explains that the Football League was very different in 1939 from the way ... More


The Baltimore Blues: The Colts and Civic Identity

Daniel A. Nathan

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines how Baltimore's professional football team, the Colts, exemplified the city's values and sense of self, while John Unitas, one of the team's key players, personified the ... More


Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Michael Oriard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871560
eISBN:
9781469604992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899656_oriard
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry—and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. This field-level view of the ... More


Damn Yankees and Relocations 1964 and 1965

David George Surdam

in The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the issue of franchise relocation. Legislators had two main concerns throughout the series of hearings: to procure teams for their constituents while avoiding losing teams via ... More


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