My Greatest Day in Football: The Legends of Football Recount Their Greatest Momentsby Bob McCullough
My Greatest Day in Football is an oral history wherein football greats from the last half-century talk/i>
Sports journalist Bob McCullough tracked down some of the best football players of past and present and asked them one question: What was your greatest day? The result is a fantastic collection of stories sure to satisfy football fans across America.
My Greatest Day in Football is an oral history wherein football greats from the last half-century talk about their most rewarding moments in the game. Including first-person accounts from Hall of Famers such as Terry Bradshaw, Bud Grant, Steve Largent, and Y. A. Tittle, this book features expanded interviews to include thoughts on their greatest college day, greatest opponent, and greatest teammate.
Together their memories constitute a series of snapshots into the history of the NFL. Baltimore receiver Raymond Berry narrates an insider's account of the Colts' final drive that led to overtime in the 1958 NFL championship, against the Giants, a battle that became known as the Greatest Game Ever Played. Bart Starr delivers a blow-by-blow account of another final drive in the Ice Bowl: the championship game against Dallas that helped define the Packers dynasty in the sixties.
On the other side of the ball, Kansas City linebacker Bobby Bell talks about the maturation of the AFL in the context of a wild card drive to the Super Bowl, while Bradshaw and Jack Ham provide two very different perspectives on the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty of the late seventies. Paul Warfield and Don Shula offer their take on Miami's perfect season, with Warfield contrasting that achievement against his first great NFL moment as a member of the Cleveland Browns, in which he proved that he belonged in the league against a Lombardi-coached Packer team.
One of the greatest defensive players of all time, Lawrence Taylor, brings the collection into the late eighties and early nineties as he tells the story of a game in which he literally tore the New Orleans Saints (and his own shoulder) apart, earning a rare accolade from a certain future Hall of Fame coach, Bill Parcells, whose greatest day came in one of several epic championship battles against a San Francisco 49ers team with Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott.
With its insider's look into the world of football, this book is a must-have for football fans everywhere.
Author Biography: BOB McCULLOUGH is the author of five books:
My Greatest Day in Golf, My Greatest Day in NASCAR, My Greatest Day in Baseball, 1946-1997, New York Running Guide (with Miles Jaffe), and Washington D.C. Running Guide (with Don Carter.) His writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, SPORT magazine, The Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, and a wide variety of other publications. He is the primary jazz record reviewer for The Boston Globe and has written about sports, arts and entertainment, architecture, and real estate. He also reviews books for Publishers Weekly, The Boston Globe, The Phoenix, and SPORT. His two newest ventures are Inside NASCAR and writing for MSNBC's Web site.
- St. Martin's Press
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- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.70(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.82(d)
Meet the Author
Bob McCullough lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.
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