The Ultimate Superbowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Fotballs Biggest Game - and Why the Best Team Won

The Ultimate Superbowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Fotballs Biggest Game - and Why the Best Team Won


By (author) Bob McGinn, By (author) Michael MacCambridge

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 224mm x 30mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 16 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760336512
  • ISBN 13: 9780760336519
  • Illustrations note: 45 black and white
  • Sales rank: 744,723

Product description

The The ultimate reference for the ultimate sports event, this book puts you on the sidelines at football's annual big game, with year-by-year game summaries, play-by-play accounts, detailed stats, and insightful quotes from the players and coaches who were there. Along with profiles of every Super Bowl game played since 1967, this fascinating volume includes features on the best (and worst) individual performances in Super Bowl history, an extensive collection of all-time Super Bowl records, and complete player and coaching rosters for every game. More than just an examination of each season's championship contest, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" is a definitive study of the game of football itself. Based on interviews with more than 150 coaches, scouts, and players, as well as hundreds of hours studying game tape, award-winning sportswriter Bob McGinn reveals the inner workings of the sport and what it takes to build a champion. The book takes you beyond the glitz of the game---the flashy halftime shows and multimillion-dollar commercials---to offer a work of true football scholarship that will delight readers with its hardcore analysis and in-depth accounts of what really happened on the field that day. "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" is an indispensable resource for fans of all ages and passions. Book Description For more than four decades, the Super Bowl has been the greatest spectacle in sports. But beyond the bright lights and hype of the annual "Big Game," beyond the highlight reels or the famous commercials that are replayed again and again, beyond the familiar storylines that fans have come to know oh-so-well---the most important football game of the year was played and coached on those fateful days. Written by award-winning sportswriter Bob McGinn, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" is not only a penetrating look at each season's ultimate game for the last 40-plus years, but also one of the definitive works on the game of football itself. Based on interviews with more than 150 head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, and players that he conducted while researching the book for more than four years, as well as hundreds of hours studying game tape, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" reveals the little-known strategies, game plans and adjustments, and integral match-ups that were pivotal points for creating championships and dynasties for one team, and heartbreak for another. Combining the taut, driving prose and unique statistical approach that has made McGinn one of the ground-breaking football writers working today, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" forgoes the glitz of the game and is instead a work of football scholarship that will delight readers with its hardcore analysis and accounts of what really happened on the field that day. Additional features also make it an essential reference guide, with complete statistics for every game (including the first-ever listing of individual defensive statistics, in addition to complete offensive and team stats), the first-ever listing of every assistant coach who ever coached in the game, jersey numbers for every player, the heights and weights of each starter, and an appendix of Super Bowl records. Fans will love poring over and debating McGinn's many top 10 lists that are spread throughout the book, including the best and worst plays, coaching and player performances, blunders, and more. Destined to shed new light on the games behind the media circus, "The Ultimate Super Bowl Book" is a must-read for fans of famous games and teams, as well as an indispensable resource for coaches and players at all levels of football. It is a revelation for any football enthusiast, from diehard season-ticket holders to fantasy-football players to football video-game addicts.

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Ultimate Super Bowl Book, in which author Bob McGinn has not only delivered an exhaustive, blow-by-blow account of every Super Bowl game so far, he's also done some magnificent work in collating retrospective interviews from everyone involved, from the head coach down to the water boy. And the results are a jaw-dropping, no frills delight to read... Apart from the deeply enjoyable tittle-tattle, McGinn - clearly voted one of America's top 20 sportswriters in 1998 for good reason - has also done a grand job of breaking down the games, providing all the necessary stats and lineup info, and all round making a potentially formidable topic easy to read, a doddle to understand, and a joy to read. The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: every football fan should own one. Diner Rating 10/10http: // "The thing I liked best about Bob McGinn's 'The Ultimate Super Bowl Book' is that I've already heard from sports fans how good it is," Goldin said. "It has a local connection, penned by the Journal Sentinel's McGinn, but it's not just for Packer fans, so it also works for far-flung relatives. Stories, stats, analysis -- it's all here.""Marquette"" Tribune" If you're scrambling around, trying to find the perfect gift for the pro football nut on your list, I have a suggestion. I was recently provided a review copy of the following book, which may be the most comprehensive tome on the subject of the Super Bowl...This is an inspired piece of work.http: //bleacherreport.comMcGinn, who covers the Green Bay Packers for the Journal Sentinel, has produced a Super Bowl book that is the equivalent of a great Joe Montana or Tom Brady performance: tireless attention to detail and one surgical strike after another. Through extensive interviewing of players, football personnel guys and coaches, including such luminaries as Bill Belichick, McGinn describes and analyzes why each of the 43 Super Bowl winners won the game. Data nerds will find plenty of supporting numbers to go wi

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"Bob McGinn has become an indispensable writer by observing the cardinal rule of the game: He keeps his eye on the ball. He has developed a loyal following by asking smart questions of people who know the most: scouts, assistant coaches, team captains, and offensive linemen. He is relentless about getting the story."-- from the foreword by Michael MacCambridge, author of "America's Game " "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