The Colts' Baltimore: A City and Its Love Affair in the 1950s

This is Michael Olesker s nostalgic reminiscence of 1958, the year the Balti Colts defeated the New York Giants in sudden death overtime in a game that still grips the emotions of Baltians Olesker recaptures the city s love affair with the Colts in a series of thoughtful and colorful stories that give voice to such notable characters as Colts players Johnny UnitasThis is Michael Olesker s nostalgic reminiscence of 1958, the year the Balti Colts defeated the New York Giants in sudden death overtime in a game that still grips the emotions of Baltians Olesker recaptures the city s love affair with the Colts in a series of thoughtful and colorful stories that give voice to such notable characters as Colts players Johnny Unitas and Art Donovan, politicians Tommy D Alesandro and Jack Pollack, entertainers Buddy Deane and Royal Parker, sportscasters Chuck Thompson and Vince Bagli, and filmmaker John Waters.The Colts Balti also traces the changing cultural landscape of the city just entering an age of revolution a time when schools were being racially integrated, rock and roll played on the radio, and Balti was planning to renew the dilapidated downtown.Revealing warm ties between Balti and its beloved Colts, Olesker s writing makes the events of 1958 seem like only yesterday.
The Colts Baltimore A City and Its Love Affair in the s This is Michael Olesker s nostalgic reminiscence of the year the Balti Colts defeated the New York Giants in sudden death overtime in a game that still grips the emotions of Baltians Olesker rec

  • Title: The Colts' Baltimore: A City and Its Love Affair in the 1950s
  • Author: Michael Olesker
  • ISBN: 9780801890628
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The Baltimore Colts came into existence as a National Football League team in 1953, and moved to Indianapolis in 1984. Within that brief 31-year span, however, they did much to move the game of pro football from sideshow to center stage, largely through their dramatic sudden-death victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL championship game, a contest still widely referred to as "The Greatest Game Ever Played." In The Colts' Baltimore, longtime Baltimore Sun columnist Michael Olesker descr [...]

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