NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent's Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League

NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent's Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League

by Ralph Cindrich

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NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent's Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League by Ralph Cindrich

NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game’s first player-turned-agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original “Blind Side” agent whose entertaining pro football memoir takes readers behind the scenes of the game’s most important and outrageous drafts, deals, and trades; takes on NFL scandals by tellin’ it like it is; and takes readers closer to the real action of the sport—from locker rooms to boardrooms, and into the worlds of agents and players—than any book to date.
Chronicling more than thirty years in the professional football business—on the field and in the locker room; in high-stakes negotiations with coaches, GMs, and owners; and inside agents’ and players’ personal lives—Cindrich, twice named by The Sporting News as one of the 100 most powerful people in sports, writes about a who’s who of professional football: NFL personnel like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Polian and Bill Parcells; NFL owners like Art Rooney and Al Davis to Jerry Jones and others; sports agents; and of course NFL players like Herschel Walker, Bill Fralic, and James Farrior.
While taking certain aspects of his beloved sport to task, Cindrich’s memoir is entertaining—blowing out of the water Jerry Maguire, Arli$$, and other portrayals of an agent’s life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493005239
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 671,250
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

A star linebacker at the University of Pittsburgh, Ralph Cindrich played for the NFL’s New England Patriots, Houston Oilers and Denver Broncos. In the 1980s he became one of the pro game’s most prominent player agents. Soon he was ranked among the most powerful people in sports. USA Today called Cindrich “the undisputed free-agent champ.” His pioneering work for left tackle Will Wolford was featured in Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side. Today he represents several second-generation clients, teaches sports-law classes and serves as an expert witness in multimillion-dollar labor cases. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Mary. Visit cindrich.com

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NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent's Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JonGalante More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book I've ever read, which combines sports, law, and the art of communication in life. Ralph Cindrich will keep you captivated via humorous stories, showing how deals are crafted and some classic stories about how relationships are formed in professional sports. Ralph will show you why it's important to never burn bridges in business; especially a close-knit fraternity like the NFL - which stands for Not For Long! Ralph personally emailed me back about an internship when I was in undergrad. He's a darn good story-teller, a genuine person & a no BS, straight-shooter. The kind of folk you find from Western PA! Do yourself a favor, read this book and learn about the art of the deal way before Donald Trump ever even thought about writing his book! Bravo Mr. Cindrich!!
B-loNY More than 1 year ago