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The 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History
The 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History

The 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History

By John Maxymuk, Foreword by Pat Summerall

The 50 Greatest Plays

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 8 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF

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

ISBN 9781600781094

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2008)

Price: $24.95
 
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Overview

The play-by-play account of the best New York Giants moments
In a series that explores the logic-defying comebacks and tough losses, the dramatic interceptions, fumbles, game-winning field goals, and touchdowns that shape a fan’s greatest memories of their beloved team, this book does not disappoint as the ultimate collector’s item for Giants fans. It chronicles the most famous moments in the New York Giants’ football history, including the shocking upset of Super Bowl XLII, Pat Summerall's 49-yard field goal in the snow in 1958, Phil Simms’ fourth down and 17 strike against the Vikings in 1986, defeating the 49ers on the final play in 1991, and Lawrence Taylor's 97-yard interception return to defeat the Lions on Thanksgiving. The descriptions of each play are accompanied with game information and quotes from participants, players, and observers with firsthand accounts.

Author Biography

John Maxymuk is an author and a reference librarian at Rutgers University. He has written multiple books on libraries, computers, and professional football, including Uniform Numbers of the NFL and Eagles Facts and Trivia. He has served as the technology columnist for the Bottom Line for several years and has written poetry, reviews, and feature articles for magazines. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Pat Summerall is a retired placekicker with the National Football League and a former sports broadcaster who has worked with CBS, Fox, and ESPN. As a professional football player, his teams included the New York Giants, with whom he played in "The Greatest Game Ever Played." He is an inductee of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame. He lives in Southlake, Texas.

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Press Releases

New York Giants fans are at their best on beautiful fall days in the Meadowlands when more than 80,000 pack an electric Giants Stadium. Countless memories have been etched in the minds of Giants fans, and the very best of them are accounted for in the brand new book, 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History.
 

50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History by John Maxymuk (foreword by Pat Summerall) was created for serious football fans and those who want to look back on the most memorable games ever while enhancing their G-Men IQ. It reveals special stories and experiences over the decades and memorable moments from the players and coaches who made them happen. Author John Maxymuk shares what\'s really important and touches on the most famous plays in New York Giants history including:
 
  • The Giants shocking upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII
  • Pat Summerall\'s 49-yard field goal in the snow in 1958
  • Phil Simms 4th down and 17 strike against the Vikings in 1986
  • Defeating the 49ers on the final play to win the NFC in 1991
  • Lawrence Taylor\'s 97-yard interception return to defeat the Lions on Thanksgiving
 

Giants fans should be aware of all these incredible games, plays and stories that have created such a legacy in New York over the years. Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Eli Manning, Tiki Barber, Jim Burt, Pat Summerall, Jason Sehorn, Gene “Choo Choo” Roberts and many more memorable Giants players are featured throughout the book.

 
So whether your favorite memory came in 1986 or 2008, whether it happened in East Rutherford or on the road, you know you are part of something special as a Giants fan. If you want to call yourself a true New York Giants aficionado, increase your knowledge of the program, and experience the full extent of Giants football, then 50 Greatest Plays in New York Giants Football History is a must read.
 
About the author:
John Maxymuk is a reference librarian at Rutgers University, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. He has written four books on libraries and computers and seven on professional football. He has served as the technology columnist for The Bottom Line for several years and has written poetry, reviews, and feature articles for magazines. He lives with his wife and family in Cherry Hill, NJ.
 

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