Strictly Business: On Football and My Life with the 49ers

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Football is a game of physical sacrifice and extreme emotion, where the bonds between teammates are intense, the rewards immense, and the losses crushing. But it's also a business--and it can be a cold one--as San Francisco 49er star running back Roger Craig found out after his crucial fumble in a playoff game helped derail the team's drive for a third consecutive Super Bowl. In Strictly Business, Roger Craig offers an inside look at the world most fans don't see. From the hopes of pre-season camp and the careful...
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Overview

Football is a game of physical sacrifice and extreme emotion, where the bonds between teammates are intense, the rewards immense, and the losses crushing. But it's also a business--and it can be a cold one--as San Francisco 49er star running back Roger Craig found out after his crucial fumble in a playoff game helped derail the team's drive for a third consecutive Super Bowl. In Strictly Business, Roger Craig offers an inside look at the world most fans don't see. From the hopes of pre-season camp and the careful game plans of the locker room, to the brutal reality of the field, this is football at its highest level as played by the dominant team of the past decade. Craig reveals: what Joe Montana says in the huddle during a crucial drive; how Bill Walsh got the best performance out of every 49er player; the mental side of football: how the pros fight past injury and self-doubt to win; Craig's unique training program, the toughest in the game; highlights of the 49ers' greatest triumphs; and how teams and dynasties are built and how they break apart. Finally, Roger Craig details the emotional experience of leaving the team he loved--a team that didn't want him anymore--an experience that brought home to Craig the truth about football: it's strictly business.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312078546
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 224

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