The Greatest Game Ever Played

The 1958 NFL championship game is known to football fans as the Greatest Game Ever Played Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi, the Game marked the beginning of America s infatuation with professional football.Now, Phil Bildner tells a heartwarming father and son story against the backdrop of this historic moment.When the NewThe 1958 NFL championship game is known to football fans as the Greatest Game Ever Played Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi, the Game marked the beginning of America s infatuation with professional football.Now, Phil Bildner tells a heartwarming father and son story against the backdrop of this historic moment.When the New York Giants baseball team moves to San Francisco, young Sam discovers the other New York Giants the football Giants He convinces his skeptical Pop to come with him to the Game, and as Johnny Unitas engineers Balti s legendary comeback, Sam and Pop rediscover the joy of rooting on their heroes together.
The Greatest Game Ever Played The NFL championship game is known to football fans as the Greatest Game Ever Played Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas Frank Gifford and Vince Lombardi the Game marked the beginnin

  • Title: The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Author: Phil Bildner Zachary Pullen
  • ISBN: 9780399241710
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Greatest Game Ever Played”

    1. Phil Bildner came to our school four years ago, and yet this is the first time I have read this interesting book about football long ago (you know, in the fifties). Youngest chose this one because his library "didn't have any Christmas books" and he sat transfixed listening to the minute details of players from the sixty years ago. As a big Colts fan, he was thrilled that they pulled it out in the end (although he falsely predicted that the Giants would be the big winners since it was played in [...]

    2. Set in the 1950s, this is a story of a little boys trying to get his dad interested in football (his dad is an ardent baseball fan - though the defection of NY Giants to San Francisco as soured him considerably). After getting tickets to a game, the boy convinces his father to accompany him. They bond and both really get into the game.Whether you will like this book or not depends a great deal on your view of sports - particularly football. I thought it was really boring because I could not care [...]

    3. Great historical fiction picture book that tells the story of the 1958 NY Giants vs. Colts football game, from the point of view of a young fan and his father. The story is set during the time shortly after the NY Giants baseball team moved to California, and fans are still angry and disappointed about losing their team. This story takes place before the Super Bowl came about and games were not regularly televised. The author does a wonderful job of describing the game and crucial plays. Even th [...]

    4. A book about the 1958 Colts/Giants game, predating the Superbowl, but a game that many say inspired its development as it captivated fans across the nation. What I like about this book is that it really captures the era and the excitement, it sets the scene well and gives some insight into what was going on in people's lives at the time. Then the momentum builds. I love the illustrations (in caricature style) After reading the book I felt like I had sat and listened to two old men reminisce abou [...]

    5. After the NY Giants baseball team moved to California, this young boy searches for a new sports team to follow and settles on the NY Giants football team. As father continues to mourn the loss of his Giants team, his son tries to spark his father's interest the sport of football. Can tickets to what turns out to be one of the most exciting Super Bowl games in history between the NY Giants and the Baltimore Colts (1958) change his mind?

    6. This is a great historical fiction book for little boys to read. It's about a little boy who went to every New York Giants baseball game with his Papa. They were both upset when they found out that the team was getting moved to a different state. They both notice a football team will be playing instead of a baseball team so they both decide to go and soon find out that it was the greatest game ever played.

    7. When their beloved baseball team, the New York Giants, moves to California, Sam and Pop switch their loyalties to the other New York Giants and attend their championship game with the Baltimore Colts.

    8. Good story for young boys with relation to sports, baseball, and football. good illustrations and history!

    9. Picture book look at the beginning popularity of professional football and a game that is well known in football history with players Frank Gifford, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, and Johnny Unitas.

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