Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy

Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy

by Adam Lazarus

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In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes readers into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry—when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and set new standards for quarterback excellence.

The two men couldn't have been more different in background, personality, and playing style, and their competition created as much tension as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he was still the game's best quarterback and Young to prove that he was a worthy successor.

Featuring candid interviews with Montana, Young, Jerry Rice, George Seifert, and many more, Best of Rivals brings to life the story of two sports legends, the golden era of football their rivalry presided over, and the amazing legacy it produced.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306821363
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 402,703
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Adam Lazarus is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America, is the author of Super Bowl Monday: The New York Giants, The Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV, and the coauthor of Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Sarah, and their boxers, Hannah and Montana.

Table of Contents

Prologue: May 12, 1987 1

1 Crystal Joe 3

2 The Comeback Kid 19

3 Great Expectations 37

4 Stirring Something Up 53

5 Joe Cool and Mr. Hyperactivity 73

6 The Orchestrator 105

7 The Next One 123

8 A Year Early 139

9 Pandora's Box 161

10 Dream On 185

11 The Monkey on My Back 213

12 Here We Go Again 233

Epilogue: Forever Young 243

Acknowledgments 247

Notes 249

Original Interviews Conducted by the Author 293

Index 295

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