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Mar 24, 2015
| ISBN 9781623540548
Mar 24, 2015
| ISBN 9781607348160
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Mar 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781623540548
Mar 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781607348160
Sports history, sports trivia and sports stories all about footballJam-packed with cool trivia, history-making records, unforgettable moments, and wacky true tales of your favorite games, players and events, these stories from the gridiron will set fans abuzz.An engaging presentation for football’s toughest fans. Find out all about the culture of superstition and the crazy events that surround the game, about the hazing that’s an integral part of the sport, and about how a team’s captain gets his fellow players all fired up. Fascinating stories recanted include the Eagles beating the Giants just before time ran out, New York’s fumble that led to Philadelphia’s miracle at the Meadowlands, how Dallas Cowboys’ coach Jimmy Johnson managed to catch a glimpse of the Buffalo Bills’ new formation when a television station accidentally broadcast it, and how San Francisco Forty Niners’ Ronnie Lott gave 110% and his pinky all for the love of the sport.
Touchdown! These tales from the gridiron will set fans abuzz. Fun, filled with intriguing lore from football history, and engagingly written, they’re almost as exciting as the Super Bowl itself. Find out all about the pranksters and one-of-a-kind characters of the game, including Clinton Portis, who liked to wear costumes to his team’s weekly press conferences (including a mad scientist wig). Speaking of costumes, hazing the rookies is an integral part of the sport. Just ask Lavelle Hawkins and Cary Williams. They were tied to a goalpost and doused with water, mustard, and ketchup. You’ll read about the strange injuries, including Turk Edwards’ career-ending injury during the coin toss. You’ll cringe reading about how San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott gave 110%–and his pinky–all for the love of the sport. And you’ll bust out laughing when you find out why coach Don Shula once took a shower with an alligator.
Ron Martirano has had a celebrated career editing a variety of nonfiction books, with a special expertise in sports. He is the author of Football: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff; Football: The Players, The Records, The Superbowls; and… More about Ron Martriano
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