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George Young

George Young (Bowling.  Born, Omega, GA, Oct. 3, 1909; died, Detroit, MI, Aug. 30, 1959.)  George Young was born and raised in Georgia, but did not try his hand at bowling until he was 24 and had settled in Brooklyn.  The year was 1933 and when he took to the lanes he quickly became one […]

John McVay

John McVay (Pro football. Born, Bellaire, OH, Jan. 5, 1931.) After two seasons (1974-75) as head coach of the W.F.L. Memphis Southmen, John E. McVay became an assistant coach for the Giants. On Oct. 25, 1976, McVay succeeded the dismissed Bill Arnsparger when the team started 0-7. He finished with three victories in the last […]

Ernie Accorsi

Ernie Accorsi (Football.  Born, Hershey, PA.)  A one-time sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun and Philadelphia Inquirer, Ernie Accorsi guided his career from reporting to public relations to administration to becoming general manager of the Football Giants.  Accorsi was p.r. director of the old Baltimore Colts from 1970-75, spent two years as assistant to the president of the N.F.C., and […]

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