Leatherheads of the North: The True Story of Ernie Nevers & the Duluth Eskimos

Leatherheads of the North The True Story of Ernie Nevers the Duluth Eskimos This is the true story of the Duluth Eskimos from their early years to their infamous season led by the legendary back Ernie Nevers The hard luck squad of future hall of famers inspired a m

  • Title: Leatherheads of the North: The True Story of Ernie Nevers & the Duluth Eskimos
  • Author: Chuck Frederick
  • ISBN: 9781887317320
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the true story of the Duluth Eskimos, from their early years to their infamous 1926 1927 season led by the legendary back Ernie Nevers The hard luck squad of future hall of famers inspired a movie starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger.

    One thought on “Leatherheads of the North: The True Story of Ernie Nevers & the Duluth Eskimos”

    1. This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 4.25 of 5If you pick up this book because it was the inspiration for the George Clooney movie, Leatherheads, you might be disappointed (depending, I suppose, on how much you liked the movie). But if you choose to pick up this book because you are interested in history, or football, or even the sociology of 'entertainment/sports' through history, then this is a must read for you.I first became interested in this after visiting the [...]

    2. The George Clooney movie "Leatherheads" was based on this true story of the nascent days of pro football. I'm as much a football historian as I am a fan, so I love stories like this. It's hard to look at the billion-dollar industry the NFL has become and imagine that it once existed as a minor diversion in small Midwestern cities -- places like Green Bay were once the rule, not the exception -- while most people looked at it scornfully and didn't even consider it a "real" sport. College ball was [...]

    3. This is one of those books that I really didn't think I would like when I first picked it up. After all, how interesting can football in the 1920s really get?? Oh was I wrong! While the football game summaries get a bit confusing (the game was played dramatically different then), there is a lot of intrigue into the life of Ole Haugsrud, a man who deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ernie Nevers and the rest of this vagabond team. If you are interested in the early days of the NFL, t [...]

    4. Still a work in progress, this is a very good read for local Duluth-ians interested in local sports history and/or the history of early professional football.

    5. I good history of the early NFL. The George Clooney movie set for April '08 release looks like a bad adaptation of the Eskimo's story.

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