The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game-and Why the Best Team Won

The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game-and Why the Best Team Won

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By (author) Bob McGinn, Foreword by Michael MacCambridge

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  • Publisher: MVP Books
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 231mm x 28mm | 1,701g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Osceola
  • ISBN 10: 0760343713
  • ISBN 13: 9780760343715
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,030,237

Product description

With a television viewership of over 100 million people and hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on tickets, concessions, and merchandise alone, the Super Bowl is the greatest game on Earth. Offering in-depth analysis, detailed statistics, play-by-play recaps, and post-game insights for every Super Bowl ever played, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" is the most definitive reference to this iconic sporting event, exploring all the high and lows from more than four decades of gridiron drama, with stories and quotes from the men who made history on football's biggest stage.In addition to a comprehensive examination of each Super Bowl played since 1967, the book presents features on the greatest individual performances in Super Bowl history--from Joe Namath to Joe Montana, Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers, Marcus Allen to Emmitt Smith, Jack Lambert to James Harrison--and the best and worst decisions by some legendary coaches, including Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy, and more. Author Bob McGinn weighs in on the biggest Super Bowl shockers, the worst blunders, and the most entertaining characters. Quotes from players and coaches take you to the sidelines and into the huddle with the greatest teams in Super Bowl History, including the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and more.No sporting event can compete with the Super Bowl--and no book can compete with this one as the ultimate reference to the ultimate game!

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Bob McGinn has covered more than 20 Super Bowls as a sportswriter for two Wisconsin newspapers, The Green Bay Press-Gazette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A five-time Wisconsin State sportswriter of the year, he has won numerous writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Pro Football Writers of America. In 1998, McGinn was selected as one of America's top 20 sportswriters by Men's Journal, and in 2005 he was a finalist for the McCann Award, given each year to one writer for reporting on pro football. McGinn was the main writer on The Road to Glory: The Inside Story of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI Championship Season. A native of Escanaba and a graduate of the University of Michigan, he was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He lives in Green Bay.Bob McGinn has covered more than 20 Super Bowls as a sportswriter for two Wisconsin newspapers, The Green Bay Press-Gazette" and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel." A five-time WisconsinState sportswriter of the year, he has won numerous writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Pro Football Writers of America. In 1998, McGinn was selected as one of America's top 20 sportswriters by Men's Journal," and in 2005 he was a finalist for the McCann Award, given each year to one writer for reporting on pro football. McGinn was the main writer on The Road to Glory: The Inside Story of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI Championship Season. A native of Escanaba and a graduate of the University of Michigan, he was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He lives in Green Bay.

Review quote

"In game after game we thought we knew well, McGinn sheds the kind of light that only a deft student of the game can." - Peter King, "Sports Illustrated""You might think you know a lot about football--about why a particular team won the Super Bowl, or maybe why a particular team lost. But unless and until you read Bob McGinn's "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book," you won't have a clue just how much more there is to know. - "USA Today""When I read this book I thought, Wow, this is the perfect book for me. I've always wanted to know about other Super Bowls. The X's and O's are the reason why I couldn't put it down. The interviews are unbelievable. It was just very informative. There was a lot of history I didn't know. I definitely recommend it." - LeRoy Butler, former Super Bowl champion with the 1996 Green Bay Packers"The best book ever on America's greatest game. THE VERDICT: Essential for all football lovers." - "Library Journal" starred review"Bob McGinn is one of the best pro football writers in the country. His attention to detail is unmatched. The care he has taken in this book to break down each Super Bowl game reveals a new dimension on the players and the games. Bob has captured the best of this country's most celebrated sporting event. It is one of the most compelling NFL works I have read." - Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports

Back cover copy

"The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" goes beyond the hype and hoopla of football's annual main event to explore every NFL championship game played since January 1967. With stories, stats, and quotes from the men who were there, author Bob McGinn dissects how each team--both the winners and the losers--was built to championship-caliber status, where each team's strengths and weaknesses lay, what strategies were employed, what adjustments were made and unexpected events transpired, and ultimately, how victory was achieved. Filled with quotes from players, coaches, and team officials, each game analysis provides an inside look at what went on in the locker rooms, on the sidelines, and between the goal posts for every Super Bowl. An in-depth statistical record and top ten lists of the most memorable performances round out this authoritative, comprehensive look at a seminal sporting event. Praise for the first edition of "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" "In game after game we thought we knew well, McGinn sheds the kind of light that only a deft student of the game can."-- Peter King, "Sports Illustrated" "You might think you know a lot about football--about why a particular team won the Super Bowl, or maybe why a particular team lost. But unless and until you read Bob McGinn's "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book," you won't have a clue just how much more there is to know.-- "USA Today" "When I read this book I thought, Wow, this is the perfect book for me. . . . The X's and O's are the reason I couldn't put it down. The interviews are unbelievable. It was very informative. There was a lot of history I didn't know. I definitely recommend it."-- LeRoy Butler, former Super Bowl champion with the 1996 Green Bay Packers ." . . the best book ever on America's greatest game. THE VERDICT: Essential for all football lovers."-- "Library Journal" starred review "Bob McGinn is one of the best pro football writers in the country. His attention to detail is unmatched. The care he has taken in this book to break down each Super Bowl game reveals a new dimension on the players and the games. Bob has captured the best of this country's most celebrated sporting event. It is one of the most compelling NFL works I have read." -- Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports