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Bill Belichick vs. the NFL
Bill Belichick vs. the NFL (4 Formats) ›
By Erik Frenz, Foreword by Mike Mayock
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629373119

Published Oct 2016

Bill Belichick started collecting Lombardi Trophies like some people collect coasters and won his fourth Super Bowl title in 2015. No other NFL team has been as successful since Belichick became the Patriots' head coach in 2000, winning titles after the 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2014 seasons, along with Super Bowl appearances after the 2007 and 2011 seasons. But is Belichick the best NFL coach of all time? In Bill Belichick vs. the NFL, author Erik Frenz not only explains what separates Belichick from his peers and compares his accomplishments to some of the all-time legends, but tells why, if there were a Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches, Belichick's face would already be on it. From his upbringing as a coach's son to learning under Bill Parcells to creating his own coaching tree, he has established a new standard that may be unparalleled in football history.
My Giant Life
My Giant Life (4 Formats) ›
By Lawrence Taylor, By William Wyatt
Cloth Price 27.95

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ISBN 9781629372525

Published Oct 2016

For more than three decades, the New York Giants have been one of the most competitive teams in the National Football League, winning four Super Bowls and eight conference championships in that time. Now, Lawrence Taylor—Hall of Fame player and consummate Giant—teams up with William Wyatt to tell the stories of the Giants' most memorable players and coaches, including Bill Parcells, Rays Perkins, Carl Banks, Harry Carson, and Gary Reasons to name but a few. In My Giant Life, Taylor looks back at the best games, best moments, and behind-the-scenes stories of the men who played and coached for the team.
After Further Review
After Further Review (4 Formats) ›
By Mike Pereira, By Rick Jaffe
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ISBN 9781629371610

Published Sep 2016

A former NFL ref and acclaimed rules expert shares his insights and thoughts on the rules of the sport  Only recently in the world of NFL media have "rules experts" become an essential part of a fan's viewing experience. As the league continues to implement rule changes that have more and more of an impact on games and, sometimes, the final outcome, it's become imperative that fans understand the rules and how they're applied. But often, they need help. Mike Pereira, hired by Fox Sports in 2010 as the rules expert for both the NFL and college football, was not only the first to rise to prominence in the role, but he is consistently lauded as being the best by his peers and even rival media networks. Viewers have come to rely on Pereira, the former vice president of NFL officiating, to provide entertaining, informative, and reliable explanations of the league's often baffling and controversial rulings during games. Now, Pereira digs a little deeper and gives NFL fans and casual viewers alike insight into NFL rules, their applications, and some of the most controversial calls in recent memory, in terms both can understand. In this book, Pereira draws on professional experience and his personal life, both his years of work at the pinnacle of the officiating world and his upbringing as the child of longtime official, Al Pereira.
Super Cam
Super Cam (4 Formats) ›
By The Charlotte Observer
Trade Paper Price 15.95

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ISBN 9781629373461

Published Sep 2016

Cam Newton is the NFL's reigning MVP, one of the faces of the league and already becoming a Carolina Panthers legend. After transferring out of Florida, Newton spent a year at Blinn Community College before eventually capturing the Heisman and leading Auburn to the 2010 BCS National Championship. Cam was selected No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft and has gone on to set the NFL on fire with his sublime play and flamboyant personality on and off the field. Super Cam: Cam Newton's Rise to Panthers Greatness is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the Panthers superstar, who has embraced the huge expectations as a No. 1 overall pick and shattered them. Including dozens of full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into Cam's life – from his Rookie of the Year campaign in 2011 to his breakout 2015 season that ended with an MVP and his first Super Bowl appearance, where Cam and the Panthers fell painfully short of a title. With the best Cam content in sports from The Charlotte Observer, this keepsake is sure to inspire and entertain Panthers and football fans alike, and get them ready for the 2016 NFL season as Cam looks to follow up his MVP campaign with a repeat performance.
Tom Brady vs. the NFL
Tom Brady vs. the NFL (4 Formats) ›
By Sean Glennon
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629373249

Published Sep 2016

Showcasing one of professional football’s best players, this book spotlights the life and career of gridiron great Tom Brady. More than just a biography, it relates Brady’s story while also establishing his prominent place in NFL history. By examining his skills and statistics in a variety of categories and comparing him to other great quarterbacks—including Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, Aaron Rodgers, and more—the guide makes a strong case for Brady as football’s best signal caller. Along the way, his best moments as a Patriot are revisited, from championship seasons spanning from 2001 to 2015, to his favorite receivers, to his relationship with legendary coach Bill Belichick and the "Deflategate" scandal in 2015. With detailed sidebars on Brady’s celebrity status, fashion sense, much-talked-about hair, and supermodel wife, this revised and updated edition is a must-have for faithful New England fans and pro football buffs alike.
You Negotiate Like a Girl
You Negotiate Like a Girl (4 Formats) ›
By Amy Trask, With Michael Freeman
Cloth Price 25.95

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ISBN 9781629371870

Published Sep 2016

The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL team executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career - including chief executive, analyst, and author - but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles - the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being part of the Raiders' front office, behind the closed doors of NFL owners meetings, and Davis himself, Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business.
Return to Glory
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By The Greenville News
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629373195

Published Jan 2016

Return to Glory is the inside story of Clemson's magical 2015 football season, featuring stunning photography, stories, analysis and commentary from the award-winning journalists of The Greenville News. There was no holding back the Tigers in 2015. Behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and a stout defense, Coach Dabo Swinney's team emerged as one of the nation's top teams with statement wins over Notre Dame and Florida State before topping North Carolina in the ACC Championship game. They wrapped up the regular season as the nation's only undefeated team and earned the No. 1 seed in the College Football playoff, where they topped favored Oklahoma 37-17 to set up the championship matchup against Alabama in the desert. This commemorative edition traces the story from the season opener against Wofford where Watson made his return to the playing field for the first time since injury the previous November, through the closing seconds against the Fighting Irish in the rain, to the rivalry week win over the Gamecocks to the nail-biting drama of the College Football Playoff. Also included are profiles of Watson, Swinney, defensive end Shaq Lawson, running back Wayne Gallman, and more!
Sweet 16
Sweet 16 (4 Formats) ›
By Christopher Walsh, Foreword by Eli Gold
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781629371504

Published Jan 2016

Sweet 16 is inside story of the Alabama's magical 2015 football season and triumphs over Michigan State and Clemson to capture the College Football Playoff National Championship. Featuring stunning action photography and expert analysis from author Christopher Walsh, this is the definitive account of Alabama's 16th national championship. There was no holding back the Crimson Tide in 2015. Alabama's triumph in Arizona capped a 14-1 campaign. Behind Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and the nation's top defense, Coach Nick Saban's team overcame a Week 3 loss to Ole Miss and emerged as the top team in the SEC, posting statement wins over three Top 10 opponents in conference play before topping Florida in the SEC Championship Game. That win earned Alabama a spot in the College Football playoff for the second year in a row. Alabama avenged a loss to Ohio State in the semifinal a year earlier, throttling Michigan State 38-0 to set up the matchup with Clemson. Sweet 16 takes fans through Alabama's exciting journey. From the season-opening victory over Wisconsin to dominant wins over Georgia and LSU to the to the nail-biting drama of the College Football Playoff, this commemorative edition includes profiles of Henry, quarterback Jake Coker, linebacker Reggie Ragland, and other Alabama Stars. Also featuring a foreword by The Voice of Alabama Football, Eli Gold, Sweet 16 is the perfect book for Alabama fans.
The Dolphins at 50
The Dolphins at 50 (4 Formats) ›
By Sun-Sentinel, Introduction by Dave Hyde, Foreword by Jason Taylor
Cloth Price 27.95

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ISBN 9781629371788

Published Nov 2015

A celebration of five decades of professional football in Miami The 2015 NFL season marks the Miami Dolphins' 50th anniversary and a time for fans to celebrate one of the league's most storied franchises. The Dolphins at 50 takes fans on a season-by-season tour of the Dolphins' history, including re-living the team's perfect 1972 season, a feat that still stands alone in NFL history. This commemorative book also includes a countdown of the most noteworthy player to wear each jersey number, from 99 down. In addition, award-winning sports columnist Dave Hyde ranks the team's top 50 all-time players and former stars give their selections of the best players to ever put on a Dolphins uniform. Fans can enjoy the top 20 plays in team history and laugh once again at the top 50 Dolphins quotes as franchise icons Don Shula, Dan Marino, Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Jimmy Johnson, Jason Taylor, Ricky Williams, and more are all included. Featuring nearly 100 exclusive archival images from the award-winning Sun Sentinel, this is a must-have book for any Dolphins fan.
Patriot Pride
Patriot Pride (4 Formats) ›
By Troy Brown, By Mike Reiss
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ISBN 9781629371146

Published Oct 2015

Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0
Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0 (4 Formats) ›
By Pat Kirwan, By David Seigerman, Foreword by Pete Carroll, Foreword by Bill Cowher
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629371696

Published Oct 2015

Renowned NFL analysts' tips to make football more accessible, colorful, and compelling than ever before More and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, but many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? These questions and more are addressed in Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0, a book that takes readers deep inside the perpetual chess match between offense and defense. This book provides clear and simple explanations to the intricacies and nuances that affect the outcomes of every NFL game. This updated edition contains recent innovations from the 2015 NFL season.
Two Minute Warning
Two Minute Warning (4 Formats) ›
By Michael Freeman
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ISBN 9781629370835

Published Oct 2015

A look into the growing threats to the popularity of the NFL and what the league can do to avoid collapse The National Football League, despite its massive success and unprecedented earning power, is at its most pivotal moment since the AFL–NFL merger four decades ago. With public awareness of the issues plaguing the NFL—from domestic violence, drug use, and health of the players to oversaturation—there is a possibility that football as we know it could vanish in the very near future. In Two Minute Warning, author Mike Freeman, who has covered the league for more than a decade, looks at all the factors that could cause the league, as we know it, to collapse in on itself. Freeman has interviewed top NFL athletes, coaches, and executives as well as economists and scientists to paint this complete portrait of the league today—and lay out the steps it can take to move into the future.
Chasing Perfection
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By Bob Ladouceur, By Neil Hayes
Cloth Price 24.95

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ISBN 9781629371665

Published Oct 2015

A coaching legend shares techniques, philosophies, and team-building exercises applicable beyond the playing field In 1979, when Bob Ladouceur took over the head football coaching job at De La Salle high school, the program had never once had a winning season. By the time he stepped down in 2013 and after posting an unprecedented 399–25–3 record, De La Salle was regarded as one of the great dynasties in the history of high school football. In When the Game Stands Tall: Coaches' Playbook, Ladouceur shares, for the first time, the coaching philosophies he employed at De La Salle. Far more than a book on the Xs and Os of football, this resource focuses on how Ladouceur created a culture based on accountability, work ethic, humility, and commitment that made his teams greater than the sum of their parts. This book not only include details on the nuances of the game and the techniques that made the Spartans the most celebrated high school football team in history, it also has chapters on creating what Ladouceur calls an "authentic team experience," which include lessons as valuable in a board room as in a locker room.
Ara's Knights
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By Frank Pomarico, By Raymond Serafin, Foreword by Regis Philbin, Introduction by Gerry DiNardo
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629371115

Published Sep 2015

The ultimate insider's account of a renowned coach and the athletes he inspired With this memoir, former Notre Dame captain Frank Pomarico shares with readers what it was like to play for legendary coach Ara Parseghian, a leader whose guidance extended beyond the playing field and whose tips still inspire his players. The book culminates with the 1973 Sugar Bowl, the climactic and memorable game between Bear Bryant's undefeated Alabama squad and Ara's undefeated Fighting Irish. Pomarico's story is amplified by interviews with dozens of former players and coaches whose lives were changed by their experience with the coach. Parseghian was one of the most successful college coaches ever, and the young men who played for him learned about much more than just blocking and tackling. Ara's Knights is the ultimate insiders' look at one of the great periods in Notre Dame football history.
Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway
Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway (4 Formats) ›
By Doug Buffone, With Chet Coppock, Foreword by Dan Hampton
Cloth Price 25.95

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ISBN 9781629371672

Published Sep 2015

A beloved Bear's tales of the epic highs and frustrating lows of the team over the last half century In Doug Buffone: Monster of the Midway, author and former Bear Doug Buffone provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise's storied history. Beginning in 1966, when Buffone was selected in the fourth round by the Bears, the book details his early playing days under legendary Coach George Halas all the way through the start of the new era of the franchise with John Fox. He takes readers through the exhilaration of being teammates with the legendary Gale Sayers, as well as the heartrending experience of losing teammate Brian Piccolo to cancer, which would go on to inspire the award-winning movie Brian's Song. Before retiring as the last Bear to have played under Halas in 1980, Buffone also had the pleasure of sharing the locker room with the next superstar Bears running back, Walter Payton, helping lay the groundwork that would lead to the unforgettable 1985 Super Bowl champion squad. Luckily, even after his playing days, Buffone never strayed far from the Bears organization, covering the team on television and radio for more than three decades. From the greatness of Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Brian Urlacher, and Matt Forte to the debacles of Rashaan Salaam, Dave McGinnis, and Mark Trestman, Buffone has seen it all, and this book gives fans a taste of what it's like to be a part of the Bears storied history.