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    More Than a Game: The Glorious Present--And the Uncertain Future--Of the NFL (Paperback) By (author) Brian Billick, By (author) Michael MacCambridge

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    DescriptionAn inside look at how the battle off the field affects the competition on the field of america's most popular sport--from one of the Nfl's most successful and respected head coaches.Fresh off the sidelines from a nine-year stint as one of the most successful leaders in pro football, Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick has written a book about the sport he knows and loves, giving readers a fresh perspective on America's Game. Combining his own experiences with a wealth of new interviews gained through his unsurpassed access to pro football's most influential figures, Billick has written a vibrant, compelling account of the true state of the game today, and the dangers that it faces in the near future. The National Football League stands as perhaps America's last great mass entertainment, the rare enterprise that brings together a broad cross-section of our increasingly niche-driven marketplace. But even as the game has grown more popular, so has the financial pressure and stakes for all concerned. In this taut, lucid breakdown of the game's inner workings, Billick shows how dynasties are built and teams assembled, and he explains in detail how the economic pressures of the modern NFL can affect coaches and players alike. Billick welcomes fans into the locker rooms and the boardrooms for a revealing portrait of pro football and a penetrating look at the forces that will vie for control of America's most popular game in the future.


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    Title
    More Than a Game
    Subtitle
    The Glorious Present--And the Uncertain Future--Of the NFL
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Billick, By (author) Michael MacCambridge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439130483
    ISBN 10: 1439130485
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: KNSP, WSD
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    DC22: 796.332/64
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    DC21: 796.33264
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.33264
    BISAC V2.8: SPO068000, SPO061020
    LC classification: GV955.5.N35 B55 2009
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    02 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Having played in the NFL, I think "More Than a Gam"e does a great job helping fans of pro football gain a deeper understanding of how coaches and general managers make their key decisions, especially in respect to drafting and keeping players. The book also addresses the critical issues facing the NFL's future, such as the league's salary cap agreement with the players. I know fans will really enjoy this book because I enjoyed it myself." -- Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman