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Big Game by Mark Leibovich

Big Game

Big Game by Mark Leibovich
Sep 04, 2018 | 400 Pages
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“A gossipy, insightful and wickedly entertaining journey through the N.F.L. sausage factory. . .a sparkling narrative.”  — The New York Times

“Juicy and mean in the way all books about the NFL ought to be, but few are.” — Drew Magary, Deadspin

‘”Hilarious, energetically reported and endlessly entertaining. . .  Leibovich emerges as the pro game’s Mencken, tossing out one-liners as barbed as the spiked costumes of the Raiders’ faithful.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“This book needs to be remembered as the greatest accounting of the NFL owners I have ever read.” — Mike Pesca, Slate

“As someone who’s covered the league for three decades and knows how difficult it is to get behind the curtain, I can tell you “Big Game” is genuine and important—and a great read.” —Peter King

“A funny, insightful and fascinating perspective of the league.”—USA Today

“The high point of any monster movie, whether you’re talking “King Kong” or “Jurassic Park,” comes at the moment when you finally get a full view of the giant beast. You’ve caught a glimpse or two, heard a roar in the distance, but when you finally see the monster’s full immensity, it’s a sight to behold … and you wonder how in the hell your little heroes are going to survive its fury Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times, an exceptional new behind-the-scenes book by Mark Leibovitch, is a monster movie disguised as investigative journalism. Running from 2014 right on up to this year, Leibovitch’s narrative presents the NFL’s owners and commissioner in all their bumbling, well-meaning, self-serving, self-satisfied glory … and shows in high definition how unprepared they were for the monster that stomped in to demolish everything they hold dear.” — Yahoo Sports
“What we have here are 349 unflinching pages detailing the NFL’s rampant boobery . . . It probably took a reporter like Leibovich to write a historic book like this. A top-flight journalist who’d gorged on a product for decades parachutes into the factory to see exactly how the product is made and who’s making it. The findings are mind-numbing, stomach-turning and stupefying. But the product is still so delicious.” —

“Enlightening and entertaining . . . Boston fans will savor an abundance of material about the hometown team. The chapters involving the Patriots (among them, ‘Beware the Pissed Off Pretty Boy,’ ‘“I’m Drunk, I’m Stupid, I’m a Pats Fan”, the Man Told Police’) are filled with delectable tidbits.” — Boston Globe

“Rollicking entertainment. Must-read for NFL junkies.” — Kirkus

“[A] skewering and witty cultural study…Entertaining reading.” — Publisher’s Weekly

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