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Monday
Mar212016

Nice Recognition on a List of All-Time Best Pro Football Books

Pro Football Journal has published its list of the 100 greatest books ever written about pro football. I was pleased to see two of my books among those selected.

Coming in at No. 24 on the Top 100 was COTTON BOWL DAYS, my 1997 memoir about growing up in the 1960s as a Dallas Cowboy fan.

"Written with charm and passion, COTTON BOWL DAYS takes readers through a time capsule that true fans can relate to. Although I don't root for the Cowboys, I found myself captivated reading the stories of Eisenberg's football journey,” wrote Chris Willis of NFL Films, who compiled the list for Pro Football Journal.

Last summer the Lone Star Literary Life website gave COTTON BOWL DAYS a No. 5 ranking on its list of all-time best Texas football books.

My second book on the Pro Football Journal's Top 100 was TEN-GALLON WAR, a study of the battle for Dallas’s football future that took place between the National Football League’s Cowboys and American Football League’s Texans from 1960 through 1962. Published in 2012, it was ranked No. 53 on the list.

“One of the best books on pro football to come out in the past couple of years,” Willis wrote, citing its “research and well-crafted prose.”

Here is a link to the Pro Football Journal blog, where the list was published:

http://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com

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