Football for a Buck
The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
Paperback ISBN: 0358118115
From a multiple New York Times best-selling author, the rollicking, outrageous story of the United States Football League, a bona fide professional sports phenomenon full of larger-than-life characters and you-can’t-make-this-up stories featuring some of the biggest celebrities and buffoons in the game.
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.
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.
Billion Dollar Fantasy
The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in America
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0544911148
APPLE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION "We devoured [this] engrossing account of the battle for supremacy between three fantasy gaming sites. ... Chen flips the script with a character-driven narrative, exposing the people who fueled the industry (not necessarily the folks you’d expect) and what motivated them (not necessarily unadulterated greed). Gamers will find this book impossible to put down, as will anyone who loves a good origin story."—Apple Books, Best of the Month selection "Fans of financial thrillers such as Barbarians at the Gate will be excited by this insider account of the dizzying rise of fantasy sports websites"—Publishers Weekly You've seen the commercials. Here is the untold story behind the clash of billion dollar companies that unleashed an unprecedented advertising war. From Sports Illustrated's Albert Chen comes the story of two companies whose battle unleashed a carpet bombing of advertising as they sought supremacy in an exploding fantasy sports and gambling market: In a time of gushing venture capital money, FanDuel and DraftKings turned into billion-dollar companies seemingly overnight — then, just as quickly, found themselves the target of FBI and Department of Justice investigations, and facing likely destruction. Chen tells the story of the improbable individuals behind the saga: An Irishman who knew nothing about American sports. A fantasy geek who felt it was his destiny to change the way fellow nerds watched the games they loved. A conflicted poker player. A mother of three in Scotland. In a character-driven narrative with excursions into the strange and unexpected, Chen takes us from casinos to board rooms, from Edinburgh to Wall Street to the Vegas Strip, to tell a sprawling and intimate tale of the new world that this group of accidental disruptors helped to create. It’s a story of ideas and dreams, about a world of risk, luck, hubris, greed and redemption—a story for our high-stakes times.
The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
Paperback ISBN: 0393330478
The best-selling author of Moneyball follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly paid players in the NFL. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League
Hardcover ISBN: 1635653592
The NFL Hall of Fame executive director and host of the popular radio show, Pro Football Hall of Fame Radio, chronicles the history of the NFL through its founding in 1920 Ohio through its 100th anniversary season. Illustrations.
The Education of a Coach
Paperback ISBN: 1401308791
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist portrays the life and career of Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, revealing the strategies and ideals that have brought him and his team success. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.