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Everything changed after The Glory Game of 1958

Before the 1958 NFL Championship, the NFL was a blue-collar sport played for blue-collar wages. Excerpt

Updated: November 4, 2008, 12:55 PM ET
By Frank Gifford | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Frank Gifford and Peter Richmond's new book "The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever," copyright 2008 by Frank Gifford and Peter Richmond. Reprinted by permission from HarperCollins Publishers.

It was third down and four yards to go, the ball on our own 40-yard line, less than three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. We huddled up on the bare dirt, where the field had been worn down by a season's worth ...

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