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Stitching together first-person accounts from players who span the spectrum of playing days, For the Glory of Their Game takes fans not only inside the sport, not only inside specific games, but inside the mind of the men making the action happen. For decades, Richard Whittingham covered professional football as a reporter and researcher and this book stands as the product of all that work, with anecdotes and accounts gathered from such football icons as: Jim Brown, Roger Staubach, Jim McMahon, Bo Jackson, Frank Gifford, Joe Namath, Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka, and Terry Bradshaw. No other book this fall captures the scope and detail across the decades, from team to team, that For the Glory of Their Game offers casual and diehard fans.
From the Publisher: Jim Brown on Technique I would always look for the least amount of resistance. . . . If I had a choice of running around you or over you, I’d go around you. I wanted the yards, not to prove my manhood. Now, if I couldn’t run around you, then we’d have to deal. Then I wanted to hit you as hard as you hit me. No, I wanted to hit you harder. I wanted your nose stinging; bleeding was OK, too. I wanted you flinching and demoralized. The next time you saw me coming, I wanted you to say, "Oh, shit." Bart Starr on the Glamour of the Pro Game At the time, the Packers held their preseason training in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. . . . Meals were provided directly across the street at the YMCA cafeteria. We worked out at nearby East High School, which was also where the Packers played during the regular season. I was shocked when I saw the Packers locker room—33 lockers jammed together in an area no larger than Dad’s garage in Montgomery, [Alabama]. The Packer offices were . . . so small that the coaches had to enter their offices through a side door. Our gear was issued to us from a shed near the practice field. The condition of the equipment was far below what I had expected. Gary Knafelc, a wide receiver, recalled, "I had better stuff than that in high school." In fact . . . Gary had his dad send him the pads he used in the College All-Star Game. He wore them the entire season. Mike Ditka on Negotiating with George Halas One of my favorite stories is about Ed O’Bradovich negotiating with him. Ed made up his mind that he had to have a certain amount of money. He said he was worth a raise of $4,000. The old man told him how bad he’d played and how much money the Bears were losing. Ed lowered it to $3,000. Then Halas would accuse Ed of whoring around and hanging around with the wrong crowd and not doing his calisthenics properly. Ed lowered it to $2,000. Halas would go on and get it down in Ed’s mind to $1,000. By the time they were through, Ed stood up and said, "Hey, Coach, let me give you a check for $500."
Title: For the Glory of Their Game: Stories of Life...
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