Madden: A Biography [NOOK Book]

Overview


No person in the sports world is as popular 80-year-olds as well as 8-year-olds. And in Madden, Bryan Burwell gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the 'Boom!' in our Sundays. 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 Madden's 50 years in the NFL.
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Madden: A Biography

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Overview


No person in the sports world is as popular 80-year-olds as well as 8-year-olds. And in Madden, Bryan Burwell gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the 'Boom!' in our Sundays. 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 Madden's 50 years in the NFL.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617495465
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 376,410
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Pat Summerall xi

Prologue A Witness to America xv

Part 1

1 Chasing the American Dream 3

2 Daly City Roots 13

3 From Fraternity Row to Cannery Row 23

Part 2

4 The Making of a Coach 31

5 Tracing the Seeds of Fear 41

6 Game Changer 51

7 The Players' Coach 67

8 Three Simple Rules 77

9 The Raiders' Mystique 93

10 The "Controversial Pass Deflection" 105

11 Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride 117

12 "We're Gonna Win It All This Year…" 127

13 The Road to Salvation 143

14 The Super Bowl and Saying Good-bye 163

Part 3

15 Discovering Television 181

16 The Making of a TV Star 193

17 "To You It's a Show, but to Me It's a Goddamned Game…" 205

18 The Hall Finally Calls 215

19 The End Is Near 237

Epilogue: This Is My Game 245

Acknowledgments 255

Selected Sources 257

About the Author 261

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    Awesome

    The truth about the real Madden

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