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<p>Award-winning sportswriter Mike Freeman goes beyond day-to-day newspaper journalism and ESPN highlights to take us deep inside the game and reveal the NFL in ways that will surprise the most avid football fans. He travels to the sidelines and into the locker rooms to interview hundreds of players and coaches on their expertise. Breaking the game down to its essential elements -- coaching, offense, and defense -- Freeman profiles in depth three of today's football elite: Jon Gruden, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Michael Strahan, defensive end for the New York Giants; and Emmitt Smith, the legendary running back.</p><p><em>Bloody Sundays</em> goes behind the scenes of the "secret society" of gay players who play in fear of their lives and careers, studies how the violence of the game ravages the bodies of players, and takes us into the owners' offices to look at the darker side of the sport.</p><p>Part tribute, part expos&#233;, <em>Bloody Sundays</em> is a vivid portrait of professional football
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ISBN-13:  978-0060739317
Author:  Michael Freeman
Genre:  Sports & Recreation
Publisher:  Harpercollins
Date Published:  November 01, 2004
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Pros: Insights make you appreciate even unpopular arguments that get public     Cons: Freeman gets a bit self-righteous sometimes     The Bottom Line: If you love football, you'll want to be behind its scenes after reading this.     Football – the American type, I mean – has to be one of the most intriguing sports in the world. Comedian George Carlin once likened it to warfare, and to a certain extent that’s true: Both involve …
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