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posted "The Debate is Over: Tom Brady is the Greatest Quarterback in NFL History" about Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football's Greatest Quarterback.   November 19, 2012
The Debate is Over: Tom Brady is the Gre
The Debate is Over: Tom Brady is the Greatest Quarterback in NFL History Sean Glennon has written a well-organized, cogent argument why Tom Brady is
posted "Bittersweet: The Life of Walter Payton" about Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton.   May 20, 2012
Bittersweet: The Life of Walter Payton
Jeff Pearlman has written a real biography of Walter Payton. This is not some glam filled, highlight reel of the best of Walter Payton. It's a rea
posted "Know Thy Enemy" about Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game.   May 19, 2012
Know Thy Enemy
Rex Ryan is an obnoxious, undisciplined, loud mouth jerk just like his father. When I saw he "wrote" a book, I could help myself. I had to r
posted a comment on list, "The Best Football Teams to Lose the Super Bowl".   February 27, 2012
posted a comment on list, "The Most Overrated Quarterbacks Who Won Super Bowls".   February 27, 2012
posted "Pathetically Bad Pat Tillman Documentary" about Biography - Pat Tillman (2008).   July 24, 2011
Pathetically Bad Pat Tillman Documentary
   Anyone reading this review probably knows who Pat Tillman is.  Pat Tillman was a unique, free spirited professional football player
posted "Michael Oher in His Own Words" about I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond.   April 12, 2011
Michael Oher in His Own Words
Michael Oher has had so many other people tell his story that he must have felt he finally had to tell his own story in his own words.     
posted "A Rather Tepid Biography of a Football Icon" about Papa Bear : The Life and Legacy of George Halas.   April 03, 2011
A Rather Tepid Biography of a Football I
   This is not a particularly well written or well organized book. But it is about an icon and provides good detail of the life of George Ha
posted "Tom Brady on the Couch" about Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything.   March 27, 2011
Tom Brady on the Couch
   This is undoubtedly one of the oddest biographies I have ever read.  And one of the most intriguing.      Author
posted "The 1970's Oakland Raiders: Tales from the Dark Side" about Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders.   March 27, 2011
The 1970's Oakland Raiders: Tales from t
   Love them or hate them, the 1970s Oakland Raiders under John Madden were certainly an entertaining cast of misfits in the guise of one t
posted "Too Basic for the Avid Football Fan" about Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look.   March 11, 2011
Too Basic for the Avid Football Fan
   For avid football fans this book is pretty much useless.   It’s too basic and really not that interesting.  Almost e
posted "Comprehensive History of the 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns" about The Best Show in Football: The 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns--Pro Football's Greatest Dynasty.   November 27, 2010
Comprehensive History of the 1946-1955 C
   This is an extremely comprehensive history of the Cleveland Browns from 1946-1955.  It is also a very well done argument that the Cl
posted "Well Done Short History of the New England Patriots" about Then Belichick Said to Brady: The Best New England Patriots Stories Ever Told (The Best Sports Stories Ever Told).   November 27, 2010
Well Done Short History of the New Engla
There are so many “The Best Stories Ever Told” books about the New England Patriots and other NFL teams it all starts to get jumbled toget
posted "Informative History of the NFL/AFL Merger" about The Birth of the New NFL: How the 1966 NFL/AFL Merger Transformed Pro Football.   November 27, 2010
Informative History of the NFL/AFL Merge
   Despite the stodgy prose this is a comprehensive history of the merger between the American Football League and the National Football Lea
posted "The Real 1925 NFL Champions: The Pottsville Maroons" about Breaker Boys: The NFL's Greatest Team and the Stolen 1925 Championship.   November 27, 2010
The Real 1925 NFL Champions: The Pottsvi
   If you love good writing, football history and the meaning of football to society, look no further than this account of the 1925 Pottsvil
posted "A Comprehensive If Not Always Well Organized Encyclopedia of the New England Patriots" about Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise.   November 26, 2010
A Comprehensive If Not Always Well Organ
   Being a rather comprehensive encyclopedia of the New England Patriots this is clearly a must have for any Patriots fan.  It has a sy
posted "Well Done Illustrated History of the New England Patriots' Greatest Plays" about Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in New England Patriots History (50 Greatest Plays).   November 26, 2010
Well Done Illustrated History of the New
   This is a well organized illustrated compendium of the greatest plays in the New England Patriots history.  From the heart warming a
posted "Unsatisfying Account of the Life of Professional Football Players" about NFL Unplugged: The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football.   November 26, 2010
Unsatisfying Account of the Life of Prof
   NFL Unplugged tries to take the reader into the nitty-gritty world of the National Football League.  It primarily focuses on injurie
commented on review of Brett Favre, "Will He Go Away Already?".   August 09, 2010
posted "Solid Primer on the Evolution of Modern Football Strategies" about Blood, Sweat & Chalk: The Ultimate Football Playbook: How the Great Coaches Built Today's Game.   August 08, 2010
Solid Primer on the Evolution of Modern
   This is a book for professional football fans who love the history and evolution of the game, and the X’s and O’s that keep c
posted "A Good Treatise on Today's National Football League" about More than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL.   July 03, 2010
A Good Treatise on Today's National Foot
   Brian Billick was the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens for nine years and his team won Super Bowl XXXV thanks mostly to its great defen
posted "A Look Back at How Vince Lombardi Launched a Dynasty" about That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory.   July 03, 2010
A Look Back at How Vince Lombardi Launch
   Much as been written about Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers dynasty of the 1960’s, but John Eisenberg’s book is the f
posted "What Could Be Cooler than a New England Patriots Dog Dish?" about NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS STAINLESS STEEL PET DISH DOG BOWL.   July 03, 2010
What Could Be Cooler than a New England
   What could be cooler than a dog dish with logos from your favorite NFL team?  I mean really it’s a no brainer.  I already
posted "A Look Back at the NFL's 1943 Steagles" about Last Team Standing: How the Steelers and the Eagles--"The Steagles"--Saved Pro Football During World War II.   June 26, 2010
A Look Back at the NFL's 1943 Steagles
World War II was a devastating time in American history and the drain of manpower had significantly dire consequences for professional sports.  T
posted "New Orleans Saints: Super Bowl XLIV Champions: Another Average NFL Films Production" about NFL Super Bowl XLIV: New Orleans Saints Champions.   June 21, 2010
New Orleans Saints: Super Bowl XLIV Cham
   The New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV highlight package is rather average, but a bit better than the last few years.  Of course, fo
posted "The Story Behind the Wild But Winning 1990's Dallas Cowboys" about Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty.   May 02, 2010
The Story Behind the Wild But Winning 19
I sat down one Saturday to read Boys Will Be Boys, about the 1990 Dallas Cowboys, and couldn't put it down. This book chronicles the hard partying tea
commented on review of Pete Carroll, "We Need More People Like Pete Carroll".   April 30, 2009
posted "Review of All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe" about All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe.   March 22, 2009
Review of All American: The Rise and Fal
All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe is an interesting biography of the greatest athlete of the 20th Century, albeit with some flaws. Thorpe,
posted "Singularly Boring" about Singularity Sky.   March 13, 2009
Singularly Boring
This science fiction novel is set far in the future after a forced Diaspora of humans across the universe by an artificial intelligence run amok, the
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