James Buckley Jr. is the author of more than 60 books on sports for adults and young readers, including Obsessed with Football (Chronicle), Eyewitness Football (DK), Eyewitness Super Bowl (DK), and American’s Greatest Game (Hyperion). He is a former senior editor with NFL Publishing, where he helped create NFL.com, wrote for NFL publications including the Super Bowl Program, and helped produce several books. A former editorial projects manager for Sports Illustrated, he is the president of the Shoreline Publishing Group, a major sports-book producer based in Santa Barbara, California.
Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason is a veteran quarterback of 14 years with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals (1984–1997). Selected four times to the Pro Bowl and chosen the NFL’s MVP in 1988, his career marks rank among the top ten in the NFL in all-time passing yards, career completions, and career attempts. The left-hander also led the Bengals to Super Bowl XXIII. Since his retirement from the NFL, Esiason has become a leading national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, establishing the Boomer Esiason Foundation in 2010. He is currently an analyst for CBS Sports and co-hosts a morning show on New York radio station WFAN.