Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything

Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything

by Charles P. Pierce
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Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything by Charles P. Pierce

When Tom Brady entered the 2005 NFL season as lead quarterback for the New England Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champions, he was hailed as the best to ever play the position. And with good reason: he was the youngest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl; the only quarterback in NFL history to win three Super Bowls before turning twenty-eight; the fourth player in history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP awards. He started the season with a 57–14 record, the best of any NFL quarterback since 1966.

Award-winning sports journalist Charles P. Pierce's Moving the Chains explains how Brady reached the top of his profession and how he stays there. It is a study in highly honed skills, discipline, and making the most of good fortune, and is shot through with ironies—a sixth-round draft pick turned superstar leading a football dynasty that was once so bedraggled it had to play a home game in Birmingham, Alabama, because no stadium around Boston would have it. It is also about an ordinary man and an ordinary team becoming extraordinary. Pierce interviewed Brady's friends, family, coaches, and teammates. He interviewed Brady (notably for Sports Illustrated's 2005 Sportsman of the Year cover article). And then he got the one thing he needed to truly take Brady's measure: 2005 turned out to be the toughest Patriots season in five years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374707118
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 361,889
File size: 267 KB

About the Author

On the staff of The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and a regular panelist on NPR's It's Only a Game, Charles P. Pierce has written for, among others, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and Esquire. He is the author of two books.


On the staff of The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and a regular panelist on NPR’s It’s Only a Game, Charles P. Pierce has written for, among others, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and Esquire. He is the author of the books Sports Guy, Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story, Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything and Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.

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Moving the Chains 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read. You truely understand why Tom Brady is one of the Greatest QBs ever. I would also recommend reading Never Give Up, which Tedy Bruschi wrote.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since Tom Brady was a little kid he always loved, sitting down every Sunday and watching Joe Montana play for the 49¿ers. His family would even wear 49¿ers jerseys to church on Sunday, so they could go directly to their tailgating party. After the game was over Tom, would go home and watch the game repeatedly seeing how Joe Montana was so good under pressure. Everyone thought Tom Brady would be a baseball prodigy. On the diamond, Tom was a right-handed power hitter, and a rocket-armed catcher. Tom had six athletic sisters to share the spotlight. Brady and his sisters attended the same high school as Barry Bonds. Tom could not ignore his first passion, football. During the summer, Tom would go work on his quarterback skills with USC¿s quarterback coach. When Tom decided where to go to college USC would not take him. After many visits, to many colleges Tom decided The Bighouse (Michigan University) was the right fit for him. The four years at Michigan added fuel to Tom¿s already burning passion. The coaching staff the recruited him left when Tom arrived, and now Tom had to acclimate himself to new head coach Lloyd Carr. Four years of being over-looked could not plague Tom Brady. His senior year he led Michigan to a BCS bowl bid victory. After that year he entered the NFL Draft and ended up being taken in the sixth round (some say he is the best 199th pick in the Draft ever) to the New England Patriots. The only question now is how would this young skinny overlooked quarterback fair in football¿s biggest stage? This book was a very good book because it took a dive into Tom Brady¿s past through his eyes. All the frustrations he has had beyond football had gone unnoticed until now. My only dislikes is that the author has a lot of unneeded information, and he uses many big words. Most guys would enjoy this book because it goes into what happens behind the scenes in the NFL. It shows just how hard it is to play every week in the NFL. Overall, This was a very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is up there with the best sports books I have ever read. It is not only about Tom Brady and the Patriots but about everyday life situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad broncos won the super bowl
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Hunter1995 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Pierce goes into very much detail describing Brady's family background , insight into what makes him tick both on and off the field . He also takes you behind the image of both of his family life and his personality that Brady himself has tried to keep to himself away from the media. I found this book very insightful and unknown stories about Tom Brady and how he became one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope the pats win also a good book about tom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tjus us a book for peoplw eho like the patriots i knoe i do please read this nook its awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the patriots and i bought this book. It has everything about tom brady. This book is the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its skylar again i wanted to say ur rite i shoukd be my self but i want to say he like me and im waiting for his mov thanks for the advice :) also like i said good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tom brady baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because its a great book report book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont recimend this book. Tom Brady is not a good role model at all. All u could ever learn from this book is now to play foot ball or make a touch down. But Tim Tebow is a good role model he is a firm believer in God and shows it which is what we should all do. He shows good sports manship. When have u ever seen him get angery in a game? Our country needs God and Tim Tebow is our disiple
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tebow is better. Ik he lost butt his coaches dont give him a chance to throw it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read this book. It stinks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Call me awesome this man is the best quaterback in the world. hope he wins the super bowl this year. By the way call me. BRENDAN VINE