Sport: Tsar

Professional football was once a joke. It is now a riddle. Last week in Manhattan met the various Tsars of this sport to debate on future plans, regulations. Their talk was backed by a history and menaced by a mountain.

The history is the history of professional football from its beginnings on various sandlots long ago to its sudden rise to eminence behind the weaving hips of Harold ("Red") Grange. Men took money for playing football before there were any "professionals." There were no professionals because there were no amateurs. One does not...

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