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Game Changers: Buffalo Bills
Game Changers: Buffalo Bills

Game Changers: Buffalo Bills

The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History
By Marv Levy, By Jeff Miller

Game Changers

SPORTS & RECREATION

160 Pages, 8 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF

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

ISBN 9781600782756

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2009)

Price: $24.95
 
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Overview

For serious football fans wanting to relive the most unforgettable, extraordinary, and gut-wrenching moments in Buffalo Bills history, this account explores the team's greatest plays, providing context, back story, relevant circumstances, and comments from those directly involved in each play. Photos help reanimate memories, including Jack Kemp hitting Charley Ferguson with 28 seconds left to beat the Patriots in 1963, Roland Hooks' last-minute touchdown in 1981, Scott Norwood's infamous wide right field goal in Super Bowl XXV, the devastating playoff loss against the Titans, and Frank Reich and Steve Christie's incredible comeback against the Oilers in the 1993 playoffs.

Author Biography

Marv Levy is a former coach for the Buffalo Bills who brought the team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, four AFC championships, and six AFC East titles. He is ranked as the 13th all-time winningest coach in NFL history with 143 career victories and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jeff Miller is a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) and the 2004 winner of the PFRA's Ralph E. Hay Award. He is the author of The Icemen Cameth: The History of the Natural Ice Industry at Lime Lake, New York, 1880-1925; Buffalo's Forgotten Champions: The Story of Buffalo's First Professional Football Team and the Lost 1921 Title; and Rockin' the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. He lives in Springville, New York.

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Media

Marv Levy and Thurman Thomas reunite on WGR and talk Game Changers Bills.
Marv Levy stops by WHAM-TV to talk Game Changers Bills.
Marv Levy checks in with WBEN to talk Game Changers Bills.
Marv Levy discusses Game Changers Bills with WEDG.
Marv Levy talks about the current Bills season and Game Changers Bills on WKBW.
Marv Levy appears on The Howard Simon Show on WGR to talk Game Changers Bills.
Marv Levy stops by Kiss 98.5 to discuss Game Changers Bills.

Press Releases

Buffalo Bills fans are at their best on beautiful fall days in Orchard Park when more than 80,000 pack Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Countless game changing plays have been etched in the minds of Bills fans from with the home crowd behind them and on the road, and the very best of them are accounted for in the brand new book, Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History.

 

Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History by Marv Levy with Jeff Miller was created for those Bills fans who want to look back on the most memorable plays ever.  It reveals the special stories and experiences behind the most heart-stopping moments from the players and coaches who made them happen.  Author and Bills legendary coach Marv Levy and co-author Jeff Miller share what fans love to reminisce about while touching on the most famous plays in Bills history including:

 

  • O.J. Simpson becoming the first player to rush for 2,000 yards in one season
  • Roland Hooks last-minute touchdown to beat the Patriots in 1981
  • Scott Norwood's infamous wide right field goal in Super Bowl XXV
  • Jack Kemp hitting Charley Ferguson with 28 seconds left to beat the Pats in 1963
  • The devastating playoff loss against the Titans later named the "Music City Miracle"
  • Frank Reich and Steve Christie's incredible comeback versus the Oilers in the 1993 playoffs

 

Hardcore Bills fans want to be knowledgeable about of all these incredible games, plays and stories that have created such a legacy in Buffalo and all of western New York over the years.  Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Doug Flutie, Bruce Smith, Don Beebe, Cornelius Bennett and many more memorable Bills players and coaches are featured throughout the book.

 

So whether your favorite moment came in 1970s or 1990s, whether it happened on the turf just outside Buffalo or while taking down a team at their home stadium, you know you are part of something special as a Bills fan.  If you want to call yourself a true Buffalo Bills aficionado, increase your knowledge of the plays that defined a franchise, and experience the full extent of Buffalo football, then Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History is most definitely a must read. 



About the authors:

Marv Levy's storied Buffalo Bills coaching career began on November 3, 1986. During the next 12 seasons, Levy directed the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, four AFC championships, and six AFC East titles. The Bills were the winningest AFC team in the 1990s, and Levy remains ranked as the 13th all-time winningest coach in NFL history with 143 career victories. The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach holds degrees from Coe College and Harvard University, is a veteran of the Army Air Corps, and is a native Chicagoan.

 

Jeff Miller is a member of the Professional Football Researchers Association and the 2004 winner of the PFRA's Ralph E. Hay Award for "career achievement in pro football research and historiography." His previous books include Rockin' the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League; Buffalo's Forgotten Champions: The Story of Buffalo's First Professional Football Team and the Lost 1921 Title; and The Icemen Cameth: The History of the Natural Ice Industry at Lime Lake, New York, 1880-1925. Miller lives in Springville, New York, with his wife, Cathaline, and their son, Benjamin.

 

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Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.252.1248, b.ames@triumphbooks.com