Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversyby Adam Lazarus
In Best of Rivals, Adam Lazarus takes readers inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the greatest quarterback controversy of all time: Joe Montana and Steve Young’s battle both on and off the field for the right to lead the San Francisco 49ers. From 1987 to 1992, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights,/i>
In Best of Rivals, Adam Lazarus takes readers inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the greatest quarterback controversy of all time: Joe Montana and Steve Young’s battle both on and off the field for the right to lead the San Francisco 49ers. From 1987 to 1992, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and elevated the game around them in the process.
The two men couldn’t have been more different in both personality and playing style, and their rivalry created as much hostility as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he could still compete and Young that he could emerge from his predecessor’s shadow.
Featuring candid interviews with Montana, Young, Jerry Rice, George Seifert, and many others, Best of Rivals brings to life the story of two sports legends, the golden era of football their rivalry presided over, and the amazing legacy it created.
Booklist, September 2012“Lazarus provides solid backstory…Readers might be surprised to see how imperfect these great players (and their hallowed wide receiver Jerry Rice) could be in the heat of competition, but also to see the class with which these preternaturally competitive men handled their situation. Instructive as well as informative.”
Deseret News, 9/16/12“As exciting to read as watching your two favorite teams playing in a close back-and-forth game that leaves you wondering who to root for…[Lazarus] brings the story to life by taking the reader behind the scenes of professional football…For anyone who follows football, Best of Rivals is a great read. It has all the drama of a weekend afternoon game plus inspiring inside stories of athletes dedicated to reaching perfection.”
Publishers Weekly, 11/5/12“This richly detailed history of two vastly different quarterbacks…relies on detailed game accounts from the period, as well as interviews with both quarterbacks, and former teammates and coaches to capture this one-of-a-kind quarterback controversy.”
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Meet the Author
Adam Lazarus is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America and a featured columnist for BleacherReport.com. His work has appeared in ESPN: The Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of Super Bowl Monday and the co-author of Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont.
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An in depth look at the terrific rivalry between joe montana and steve young. If you love the niners and football, you must read this book!
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