Larry Merchant is a sports columnist for the New York Post. His interest in football goes back his days as a player and backfield coach at Lafayette High School in brooklyn and as a last string half-back at the university of Oklahoma. The result is a book that explores, with wit and novelistic suspense, uncharted areas of the game of pro football itself, of the gambling apparatus and mentality, and of one bettor's passionate involvement. 

The National Football Lottery by Larry Merchant