Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?: Setting the Record Straight on the Top 60 NFL Players of the Past 60 Years

Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?: Setting the Record Straight on the Top 60 NFL Players of the Past 60 Years

by Steve Silverman
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Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?: Setting the Record Straight on the Top 60 NFL Players of the Past 60 Years by Steve Silverman


Who are the best quarterbacks in NFL history? How about running backs? Wide receivers? How can we objectively rate the performance of individual defensive players? And how can we make reasonable judgments about players at different positions and from different eras? Who is the greatest football player of all time? Jerry Rice? Lawrence Taylor? Jim Brown?

Such are the questions pondered by pro football writer Steve Silverman late at night (and during the day). As statistician Elliott Kalb did with baseball, basketball, and golf, Silverman now takes the next step with Who’s Better, Who’s Best in Football?. Taking the analytical methods he developed over his years as a senior editor at Pro Football Weekly, he applies them to an evaluation of players going back to the earliest days of the NFL. The result is a fascinating ranking of the best of the gridiron, from legendary old-timers like Sammy Baugh to present-day superstars like Peyton Manning.

Throughout, Silverman discusses the many considerations that must be made when comparing modern players with players of past eras and players at different positions. Including biographical essays on those top 75 players and detailed statistics for their playing careers, Who’s Better, Who’s Best in Football? is a must have for anyone who considers football to be more than just a game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602396883
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,319,109
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the NFL in print and on radio and television since 1981. Silverman was a senior editor at Pro Football Weekly from 1986 through 1996, and his writing was recognized by the Pro Football Writers of America on three different occasions. Since then he has written about the NFL and college football for Playboy, ESPN The Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, NFL.com, Football Digest, and American Football Monthly. Silverman has also been a fixture as a football analyst on Chicago sports radio since 1992.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yea! i agree! You cant rate football players! Who has that dumb job?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how they could rate football players cause they all play wht dont we rate presadents see wich ones are better than anther but we dont so thats why i dont like this book because it compares people its is so mean to rate people cause ther diffrent from you or better than you so please dqqont rate people so rhink befor you rate people cause the football players could get aafended by what people say about them so thank you for reading this paragraph thing why i dont like this book agine who rates people better and the bad.
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