Football: Winner Take All

Measured by the emotion it inspires among fans, no other U.S. sport quite compares with pro football. And no team compares with the National Football League's New York Giants. As Eliot Asinof puts it in a new book on the Giants, Seven Days to Sunday (Simon & Schuster, $5.95): "If you are a Giant fan, you have a turbulent heritage of soaring ecstasy and abject humiliation—but never indifference. You are one whose loyalty is unquestioned, whose joy is resounding, whose abusiveness is devastating. You are black or white, rich or poor, Jew...

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