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Big Game by Mark Leibovich

Big Game

Big Game by Mark Leibovich
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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

“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

“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.” — NBCSports.com

“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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