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Every Day is Game Day
Every Day is Game Day

Every Day is Game Day

By Fran Tarkenton, By Jim Bruton, Foreword by Roger Staubach

SPORTS & RECREATION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600782534

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2009)

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Overview

Taking readers through Fran Tarkenton’s life—from the alleys of Washington, DC, to his college career in Athens, Georgia and on to the National Football League—this autobiography is an exciting and inspiring journey that explains in detail what has driven him to become so extraordinary during and beyond his football playing days. Tarkenton reveals for the first time details about the infamous 1975 playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, specifics about the personal tragedy he experienced after the infamous 1975 game, his love for New York City and what it meant to play for the New York Giants, why to this day it’s still hard for him to return to the Twin Cities, and why he has thrived in business after leaving football. Every Day is Game Day delves into Tarkenton the entrepreneur, the friend, the father as well never-before-told stories about his closest friendships, favorite players, and most influential people to cross his path. This is not just a book about football or a great athlete, but also a book about a genuine and inspiring leader who has touched the hearts and souls of many.

Author Biography

Fran Tarkenton played quarterback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and played for 18 years in the National Football League as quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Jim Bruton is the author of The Big House and A Tradition of Purple. He was a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team in 1965 and 1966 and signed professional football contracts with the Minnesota Vikings in 1967 and 1971 and with the Dallas Cowboys in 1968. Roger Staubach is a Heisman Trophy winner and a legendary Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Dallas Cowboys.

Media

Fran Tarkenton talks to the Pioneer Press about Every Day is Game Day.
APP.com takes a look at the QB legends in Nothing Comes Easy and Every Day Is Game Day.
Fran Tarkenton talks to Leonard Lopate on WNYC about Every Day Is Game Day.
Fran Tarkenton stops by Boomer & Carton on WFAN to talk Every Day Is Game Day.
Fran Tarkenton and Every Day Is Game Day are featured on America's Nightly Scoreboard, on the Fox Business Channel.
Fran Tarkenton stops by 680 The Zone to talk Every Day is Game Day.
Jim Bruton talks to the Pioneer Press about Every Day is Game Day and his experience working with Fran Tarkenton.
Fran Tarkenton stops by Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio to talk about the Vikings and Every Day is Game Day.
KQRS features Every Day is Game Day and Fran Tarkenton.

Press Releases

Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton is recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. The competitive spirit and intensity that made him a successful player on the football field has also made him a successful businessman off the field.

Every Day is Game Day by Fran Tarkenton with Jim Bruton (Foreword by Roger Staubach) takes readers through Tarkenton’s life from the alleys of Washington, D.C., to Athens, Georgia and on to the National Football League. It’s an exciting and inspiring journey–including the highest of highs and lowest of lows–that explains in detail what has driven him to become so extraordinary during and beyond his football playing days.

Tarkenton reveals for the first time:

-Details about the infamous 1975 playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys
-Specifics about the personal tragedy he experienced after the infamous 1975 game
-His love for New York City and what it meant to play for the New York Giants
-Why to this day it’s still hard for him to return to the Twin Cities
-Why he has thrived in business after leaving football

Every Day is Game Day delves into Tarkenton the entrepreneur, the friend, the father as well never-before-told stories about his closest friendships, favorite players, and most influential people to cross his path. This is not just a book about football or a great athlete, but also a book about a genuine and inspiring leader who has touched the hearts and souls of many.


About the Authors:
Fran Tarkenton played quarterback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs during his college career and played for 18 years in the National Football League as quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of the greatest players of all time. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jim Bruton is the author of The Big House and A Tradition of Purple. He was a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team in 1965 and 1966 and signed professional football contracts with the Minnesota Vikings in 1967 and 1971 and with the Dallas Cowboys in 1968.

CONTACT: Natalie King, Triumph Books, 312.252.1252, n.king@triumphbooks.com
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