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.
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.show more