Martyball: The Life and Triumphs of Marty Schottenheimer, The Coach Who Really Did Win It All

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No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history of the NFL ever won more games), Marty never reached the Super Bowl during his coaching career. Martyball tells the story of a man who persevered through an avalanche of misfortune and playoff agony that would have brought most men to their knees. But Marty never lost sight of why he fell in love with ...

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Overview

No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history of the NFL ever won more games), Marty never reached the Super Bowl during his coaching career. Martyball tells the story of a man who persevered through an avalanche of misfortune and playoff agony that would have brought most men to their knees. But Marty never lost sight of why he fell in love with coaching in the first place: he wanted to teach and mold men through the game of football. Based on more than one hundred hours of interviews with Marty, his players, assistants, family, and friends, this book will give readers a look into the mind of an exceptional coach, and explain why he never gave up or succumbed to self-pity despite a long streak of bad luck. Get the background on Schottenheimer’s life, from his childhood in rural Pennsylvania to his playing and coaching careers in pro football, and learn why he kept believing in the game he loved—and how he found valuable lessons about life and football beyond each and every loss.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781613212134
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,000,602
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Marty Schottenheimer is the current head coach of the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. During his pro football coaching career, he served as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, and San Diego Chargers. During his own pro football career, he played for the Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots, and Baltimore Colts.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a Kansas City–based writer for Fox Sports, the world’s second-most-visited sports website, and a former longtime sports columnist for the Kansas City Star, where he worked for eighteen years. Flanagan is the author of three other books: The Shame of Me, A Sea of Red, and Lau’s Laws on Hitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Enjoyable Read - would recommend it

    Being a fan of one of the teams Marty coached, I had a special interest in reading this book. I learned more about the man than the football experience. Though the book goes through Marty's coaching history, the underlying theme is that this is a genuinely good person and family man with high values that he sticks to.

    If you're looking for a football book full of anecdotes, this may not be the book for you. If you're looking for a football book about the man Marty is and his values, that's what you'll get.

    I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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