A Biography
By Bryan Burwell, Foreword by Pat Summerall


288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

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ISBN 9781617495465

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2011)


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From Al Davis and the Raiders to Canton, from the booth to the bus to “turduckens” on Thanksgiving Day, this is the definitive Madden book, a wild collection of stories from his 50 years in the NFL. Longtime sports columnist Bryan Burwell has written the first comprehensive biography of this living legend, whose incredible football knowledge, down-home sensibilities, and tireless work ethic made him arguably the most popular sports analyst in any sport. As a coach, he has the highest winning percentage in history, and he led the Oakland Raiders to a 1979 Super Bowl Championship. He followed that up by becoming the most beloved and popular football announcer in the country, and in the third stage of his public life, the Hall of Fame coach became known to new generations of fans through his eponymous line of groundbreaking video games, which are among the bestselling titles of all time.

Author Biography

Bryan Burwell is an award-winning sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is the author of At The Buzzer! The Greatest Moments in NBA History and his work has appeared in several sports anthologies, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Sporting News, and Sports Illustrated. On television, he is a regular contributor to ESPN's The Sports Reporters and spent 14 years with HBO Sports. He was the host and writer of a nationally syndicated TV documentary on the Negro baseball leagues called The Color of Change, which won two Telly Awards. Pat Summerall is a former professional football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. He is best known for his work with John Madden on NFL telecasts for CBS and Fox.