For both Halas and Brown, that eminence was not reached without cost. Both men speak harshly against the Players' Association—though they speak, of course, from the owners' vantage point. Both clearly regard the television revolution as a mixed blessing. Both say that the development of pro football into a big business, with all the complications and restrictions of big business, has taken most of the "fun" out of the game.
In the end, though, both are transparently pleased with their lives and proud of the many records they have compiled; they have every reason to be. If Halas' is by far the better book, both certainly are worth reading.