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Sayers
Sayers

Sayers

My Life and Times
By Gale Sayers, By Fred Mitchell, Foreword by Dick Butkus

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

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

ISBN 9781572439955

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2007)

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Overview

Four decades ago, Gale Sayers allowed his remarkable running ability on the football field to speak for him. Today, Sayers has a powerful and poignant message to pass along not only to athletes but to everyone, and it's a message straight from his heart. Sayers, who grew up in modest surroundings in Omaha, Neb., is the son of a car polisher and mechanic. After fielding 75 college scholarship offers, he selected Kansas, where he became an All-American halfback before being selected in the first round of the 1965 draft by the Bears. Later, he became the youngest man ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, at age 34. A knee injury in 1968 cut short his spectacular career, which included an NFL record 6-touchdown effort against the San Francisco 49ers. The story of Sayers' friendship with former Bears teammate Brian Piccolo was immortalized in the 1971 made-for-TV movie "Brian's Song," which starred James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as Sayers. The loss of Brian helped Sayers put his life in proper perspective. He later realized his serious knee injury was just a minor blip on the screen when it comes to life and death matters. Since leaving pro football, his enduring message to young athletes is to respect the game, give back to the community and prepare for the future. Those are words he has lived by his entire life, and they make Sayers: My Life and Times one of the most compelling sports memoirs to come along in recent years.

Author Biography

Gale Sayers is a former professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. Sayers is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. He is now a successful entrepreneur in the information technology field and an active philanthropist. Fred Mitchell is a sportswriter covering the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Bulls for the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of the "Around Town" column in the Tribune's sports section and has written seven other books, including the nationally acclaimed Playing Through with Earl and Tiger Woods. He lives in Chicago. Dick Butkus is a former professional football player for the Chicago Bears. He was drafted in 1965 and is widely regarded as one of the most feared and intimidating linebackers of his time. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.

Book Signings

Past Events


Mar
01
Gale Sayers signing "Sayers: My Life and Times" ›
Lawrence, KS
1:00pm
Nov
10
Gale Sayers signing ›
Naperville, IL
2:00pm
Nov
03
Gale Sayers signing ›
Joliet, IL
1:00pm
Oct
23
Gale Sayers signing ›
Chicago, IL
12:30pm
Oct
20
Gale Sayers signing ›
Lombard, IL
1:00pm
Oct
13
Gale Sayers signing ›
Skokie, IL
2:00pm