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Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton

By: Jeff Pearlman

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Avery: August 2012

Seller ID: 2503

ISBN: 1592407374

Condition: New


The definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton.In the twelve years since his death from cancer, Walter Payton's legend has only grown in magnitude. The Hall of Fame running back, who broke Jim Brown's all-time NFL rushing mark, appeared in nine Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl ring with the 1985 Chicago Bears, and is still revered throughout the sporting landscape. Payton has become the lasting image of what's great about football. Yet in mindlessly canonizing the man simply known as "Sweetness," we have missed the opportunity to understand--and appreciate--one of the most ... View more info

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Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon

By: Jim Trotter

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Mariner Books: October 2016

Seller ID: 18904

ISBN: 0544811895

Condition: New


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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

By: Michael Lewis

Price: $6.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: September 2007

Seller ID: 18584

ISBN: 0393330478

Condition: New


One day Michael Oher will be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football, and school, after a rich, white, evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed... View more info

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The Real All Americans

By: Sally Jenkins

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Anchor: August 2008

Seller ID: 17431

ISBN: 0767926242

Condition: New


Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of "It's Not About the Bike, "revives a forgotten piece of history in "The Real All Americans." In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike. If you'd guess that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Ame... View more info