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The Maisel Report
The Maisel Report

The Maisel Report

College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated Players, Coaches, Teams, and Traditions
By Ivan Maisel, Foreword by Chris Fowler

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

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

ISBN 9781600780929

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2008)

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Overview

Sportswriter Ivan Maisel pulls no punches and takes no prisoners as he sets the record once and for all in this book about the most over and underrated programs in college football. A detailed, thoroughly researched thesis, it will make even the most die-hard fan of a team admit that their feelings have muddied their opinions and weakened all previous arguments about the who and what is the most overrated and underrated ever. Nobody is left out as Maisel goes through the best of college football's history, including sections on the most over/underrated moments, national champions, Heisman Trophy winners, stadiums, and more.

Author Biography

Ivan Maisel has been a national college football writer since 1987, the last six years for ESPN.com. He has covered national championship games for the Dallas Morning News, Newsday, and Sports Illustrated. He has won four Best Story Awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Football Writers Association of America. He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. Chris Fowler is a sports broadcaster for ESPN best known for his work on College GameDay for college football.

Media

The Seattle Times gives a terrific review to The Maisel Report.
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\""Paper Cuts\"" in The New York Times takes a look at overrated football players and The Maisel Report.
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Michael Rosenberg from FoxSports.com touts The Maisel Report.
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The St. Petersburg Times examines the Florida-Tennessee rivalry that is deemed the third-most overrated in college football by The Maisel Report. "
Ivan Maisel appears on the SDA Podcast on Football Outsiders to talk about The Maisel Report and the opening week of the 2008 season.
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The Press-Register talks to Ivan Maisel about The Maisel Report and the debate it\'s sure to cause.
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Read an exclusive ESPNU excerpt from The Maisel Report: \""Why USC-UCLA is the most overrated rivalry.\""
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Scout.com and DawgPost.com look forward to The Maisel Report and touch on some highlights of the book.
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Press Releases

Whether you saw winning national championships in the 1983 Orange Bowl or 2001 Rose, Ivan Maisel says there\'s only one true nickname for the Miami Hurricanes – the No. 1 most overrated program in college football history. Who\'s his most overrated Heisman Trophy winner? Only the star of Michigan\'s 1997 national championship team, the Wolverines\' Charles Woodson. Michigan fans will join the rest of the Big Ten in lamenting Maisel\'s assertion that the conference is the most overrated in the NCAA.

The Maisel Report:College Football\'s Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Coaches, Teams, and Traditions by Ivan Maisel pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. With more than 20 years of sports journalism under his belt – including six with ESPN – Maisel has seen, talked to and worked with the best in the business. But he is setting the record once and for all about what are probably the biggest sports debates ever argued between fans.

Football fans will be stunned when they see where he ranked the following stadiums, coaches and players:


  • Nick Saban
  • Frank Beamer
  • Eddie George
  • Tim Tebow
  • Charlie Weis
  • Phillip Fulmer
  • Bill Walsh
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Orange Bowl

Nobody is left out. Maisel goes through the best of college football\'s history, including sections on the most over/underrated moments, national champions, Heisman Trophy winners, stadiums and more.

The Maisel Report is not a fans\' opinion of college football history, it is a detailed, highly-researched thesis that will make even the most die-hard fan of a team admit that their feelings have muddied their opinions and weakened all previous arguments about the who and what is the most overrated and underrated ever .

About the Author:
Ivan Maisel is the dean of national college football writers, having been on the beat since 1987, the last six years for ESPN.com. He has covered 26 national championship games (yes, some years more than one) in his work for Sports Illustrated, Newsday, and The Dallas Morning News. He has won four Best Story Awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Football Writers Association of America. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Ivan and his family live in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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