Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?

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Forty-seven years of joyous celebrations after victories and crushing disappointments after defeats are encompassed in Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?, but it is about more than just touchdowns and interceptions—it’s about how a person like Marv Levy, dedicated to his life’s work, can begin his career as the obscure assistant coach of a high school junior varsity team and decades later lead a team to the Super Bowl. Readers will learn about the character, persistence, and personalities of those ...

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Overview

Forty-seven years of joyous celebrations after victories and crushing disappointments after defeats are encompassed in Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?, but it is about more than just touchdowns and interceptions—it’s about how a person like Marv Levy, dedicated to his life’s work, can begin his career as the obscure assistant coach of a high school junior varsity team and decades later lead a team to the Super Bowl. Readers will learn about the character, persistence, and personalities of those incomparable Buffalo Bills of the 1990s who so resolutely pursued their impossible dream. Sports fans will look forward to each adventure contained in these pages, and will no doubt agree with the sentiment of the author: “Where else would I rather be than right here—right now!”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613210215
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 1/14/2012
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 947,865
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Marv Levy is a Hall of Famer and former professional American and Canadian football coach. Levy was a member of the coaching staff for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Los Angeles Rams, and the Washington Redskins before he became the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He led the Alouettes to two
Grey Cup championships. Under Levy, the Buffalo Bills entered a dynastic age where they attended four consecutive Super Bowls.
He won NFL Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1995. He lives in
Chicago, Illinois.

Jim Kelly is a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and joined the Bills Fiftieth Season All-Time Team in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface ix
Section I "When You Are Going Through Hell, Keep On Going."
Chapter 1 Tampa Stadium, January 27, 1991 2
Section II From South Chicago to Harvard
Chapter 2 Sowt Chick-ahgo in da Nineteen Toitees 12
Chapter 3 Nothing Can Stop the Army Air Corps 32
Chapter 4 What in the World Is a Kohawk? 45
Chapter 5 Fair Harvard 54
Section III Time to Start Earning a Living
Chapter 6 Just Call Me "Coach" 64
Chapter 7 I Gotta Go Back to Coe Again 69
Chapter 8 Where Else Would You Rather Be? 76
Chapter 9 California-Here I Come 85
Chapter 10 The Overachievers 105
Section IV Special Teams Are Really a Kick
Chapter 11 Pro Football! I Love It! 122
Chapter 12 California Dreamin' with George Allen 130
Chapter 13 Mr. Allen Comes to Washington 148
Chapter 14 Hail to the Redskins 165
Section V North of the Border
Chapter 15 Take This Job and Love It 182
Chapter 16 'Twas Not the Season to Be Jolly 196
Chapter 17 My Grey Cup Runneth Over 206
Section VI The Battle of Kansas City
Chapter 18 Can We Go to the Super Bowl with This Quarterback? 214
Chapter 19 Stick to Your Guns 229
Chapter 20 Turning a Corner? 238
Chapter 21 Strike Three! You're Out! 248
Section VII The State Between the Wars
Chapter 22 Have I Got a Deal for You 264
Chapter 23 When a Coach Is No Longer a Coach 274
Section VIII Reborn
Chapter 24 Nothing Is as Beautiful as Niagara Falls 282
Chapter 25 The Pendulum Begins to Swing Our Way 287
Chapter 26 Strike Four! 300
Chapter 27 The Day They Tore the Goalposts Down 311
Chapter 28 The Bickering Bills 322
Chapter 29 It Wasn't All Football 331
Section IX The Buffalo Bills Ride Herd
Chapter 30 1990 Was a Super Year 338
Chapter 31 We're Going Back to the Super Bowl 357
Chapter 32 Four Scores and Seven Minutes Ago 365
Chapter 33 The Dream Goes On 382
Chapter 34 Never Give In. Never Give In. Never! Never! Never! 388
Chapter 35 Farewell to Buffalo 405
Epilogue 413
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