No Substitute for Sundays: Brett Favre and His Year in the Huddle with the New York Jets

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Overview

All-New revelations About Brett Favre

Based on interviews with dozens of players and significant team personnel, including owner Woody Johnson, long-time New York Post columnist Steve Serby brings to light juicy new information about Brett Favre's season with the New York Jets. This powerful account reveals:

  • Behind-the-scenes details of the negotiations, including key ...
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Overview

All-New revelations About Brett Favre

Based on interviews with dozens of players and significant team personnel, including owner Woody Johnson, long-time New York Post columnist Steve Serby brings to light juicy new information about Brett Favre's season with the New York Jets. This powerful account reveals:

  • Behind-the-scenes details of the negotiations, including key correspondence, that brought Favre to the Jets
  • Woody Johnson's thoughts on the ineffable appeal of Namath, Favre, and top draft pick Mark Sanchez
  • That Favre kept trying to convince himself that he had made the right decision to play in New York
  • How Favre tried to fit in, but also resisted team rules
  • The pranks Favre would play, even on his coaches
  • How Favre elevated Woody Johnson's expectations for the team, which ultimately doomed Head Coach Eric Mangini
  • Woody Johnson's admission on why Mangini was fired
  • The tackle that hurt Favre's arm, as described by the player who made it, and how the team didn't adjust to his weakening arm
  • That Favre, over the last 4-5 weeks of the season, threw the ball sparingly in practice; instead, he often handed off to rest his arm as Kellen Clemens made most of the throws
  • How discarded Jet quarterback Chad Pennington handled his signing with the archrival Miami Dolphins and his final showdown against the man who replaced him with the division title on the line

With scores of black-and-white photos and a color insert, No Substitute For Sundays shows why Favre can't give up the game or give up on himself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470464946
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 830,920
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Queens native Steve Serby began covering sports at the New York Post in 1974. He's now had a column there for twenty-five years. He is the coauthor of Lawrence Taylor's New York Times bestseller LT: Over the Edge.

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Table of Contents

Benigno’s Rant.

Chapter 1: Enter the Man.

Chapter 2: The First Draw.

Preseason.

Chapter 3: The Weight of Obligation.

@Miami, New England, @San Diego, Arizona.

Chapter 4: Out of the Canyon.

Cincinnati, @Oakland, Kansas City, @Buffalo, St. Louis.

Chapter 5: The Mountaintop.

@New England, @Tennessee, Denver, @San Francisco, Buffalo.

Chapter 6: Last Stand.

@Seattle, Miami.

Chapter 7: The Final Gun.

Index.

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    This is a good book for any Jet Fan or Brett Favre fan. It descr

    This is a good book for any Jet Fan or Brett Favre fan. It described in great detail the events leading up to Favre's
    acquisition and details of each of the games he played.

    The reader gets some insight as to what goes on behind the scene of a professional football team in the middle of the season. Benigno's rant is an added bonus describing the futile experience it has been being a Jet fan.Serby also includes one of his best articles about the Jets just prior to the second game with the archrival New England Patriots.My only criticism are the overly repetative long quites from Favre's press conferences. I would have enjoyed the book more without EVERY word he had to say.After reading this book I am hoping Serby will write a similar account of the ill-fated Mark Sanchez error including the odd appearance of Tim Tebow and the lack of his playing time. I think that would make a great book as well. Overall I am very happy I have added Steve Serby's book to my growing library of Jet related books.

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