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Great Football Writing

Narrated by: Dennis Holland
Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
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For more than 50 years, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard of sports writing, and during that time, US football - once a popular college pastime, but only a rag-tag professional game - has moved to center stage, taking its unquestioned place as Americas most popular sport. This book brings together dozens of football classics from the pages of Sports Illustrated, featuring the work of such esteemed writers as John O'Hara and Jack Kerouac, Dan Jenkins and George Plimpton, Don DeLillo, John Underwood, and John Ed Bradley. And of course, the collection includes many of the longtime favorites of Sports Illustrated fans: Frank Deford and Rick Reilly, Steve Rushin and Gary Smith, Peter King and Rick Telander, and the inimitable Dr. Z, Paul Zimmerman. Covering more than half a century of the game at every level from high school to the Super Bowl, this volume will be indispensable listening for serious football fans.

©2012 Time Home Entertainment Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • 27-12-18

Football history revealed

This book is well worth the time and the credit. It is filled with insight about games and players that I never had the joy to see.
The book contains some articles about players from my era too. I am in my early 40s and remember everything from the 1986 season forward. I love the fact that this can be read at my own pace never having to go backward knowing that there is something new to me on every page. Another thing that i realized is that every sport is not for me.
I got the companion book to this 50 years of great sports writing, I returned it because I did not like the variety of sports covered in it. Football and baseball are my sports passions and i can assure you that if you read it you will have a deeper understanding of. and love for the game of football and all those who play it.. Performance of the narrator was OK but in a book of articles like this I don't think it should be a factor in your choice. You either like football or you don't I do and I liked this book.