By Robert Lyons
Bell, who arguably kept the league from financial ruin via conceiving the assumption for the yearly participant draft, later made the ancient choice to introduce “sudden demise” overtime—a circulation that propelled expert soccer into the nationwide realization. He coined the word “on any given sunday” and negotiated the league’s first nationwide television agreement. Lyons additionally describes in interesting aspect Bell’s relationships with best figures starting from such Philadelphia icons as Walter Annenberg and John B. Kelly to nationwide celebrities and U.S. Presidents. He additionally offers perception into Bell’s colourful own life—including his hell-raising early years and his mystery marriage to Frances Upton, a golden identify in convey business.
On Any Given Sunday is being released at the fiftieth anniversary of Bell’s death.
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