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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
Gunslinger
The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0544454375
Tells the complete story of NFL quarterback Brett Favre, drawing on more than 500 interviews, including many from the people closest to him. By the best-selling author of Sweetness and Boys Will Be Boys. 50,000 first printing.
Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football
Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252041615
Walter Camp made the development of football--indeed, its very creation--his lifelong mission. From his days as a college athlete, Camp's love of the game and dedication to its future put it on the course that would allow it to seize the passions of the nation. Roger R. Tamte tells the engrossing but forgotten life story of Walter Camp, the man contemporaries called "the father of American football." He charts Camp's leadership as American players moved away from rugby and for the first time tells the story behind the remarkably inventive rule change that, in Camp's own words, was "more important than all the rest of the legislation combined." Trials also emerged, as when disputes over forward passing, the ten-yard first down, and other rules became so public that President Theodore Roosevelt took sides. The resulting political process produced losses for Camp as well as successes, but soon a consensus grew that football needed no new major changes. American football was on its way, but as time passed, Camp's name and defining influence became lost to history. Entertaining and exhaustively researched, Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football weaves the life story of an important sports pioneer with a long-overdue history of the dramatic events that produced the nation's most popular game.
Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football, Doing It Differently - and Winning
Head Ball Coach
My Life in Football, Doing It Differently - and Winning
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399574662
The Heisman Trophy-winning player and pioneering college football coach shares the story of his life in sports, describing his Tennessee youth, championships with two SEC schools and unique approaches to leadership.
Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
Quarterback
Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385543034
Dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL, exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of A Good Walk Spoiled.
The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire
The League
How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465048706
Part history of football, part extraordinary story of business ingenuity, a riveting story follows the five individuals who took an immense risk by investing in the professional game, shepherding the league through its rough early decades and building the most popular sport in America. 30,000 first printing.
How Football Explains America
How Football Explains America
Paperback      ISBN: 1629371416
The author explains how America created football and why in this first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game.
Rest Of The Iceberg: And Insider's View On The World Of Sport And Celebrity
Rest Of The Iceberg
And Insider's View On The World Of Sport And Celebrity
Paperback      ISBN: 1592990908
Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Pigskin Pride
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714877
Minnesotaís football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.
100 Things Minnesota Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Minnesota Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Paperback      ISBN: 1629373311
This guide is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Golden Gophers. Whether you’re a die-hard from the days of Herb Brooks or a more recent supporter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sportswriter Brian Murphy has collected every essential piece of Minnesota knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
When Pride Still Mattered: Lombardi
When Pride Still Mattered
Lombardi
Paperback      ISBN: 1451611455
In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.