Category Archives: Football

God’s Coach – Tom Landry (3-3-21)

Skip Bayless writes in his 1990 book God’s Coach: The Hymns, Hype, and Hypocrisy of Tom Landry’s Cowboys: * Landry only wanted to study film of opponents. Landry wasn’t much of a college or even pro football fan. Landry didn’t … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

Jeff Pearlman wrote in 2008: * In addition to finding the whole Talley affair uproarious, the Cowboys were encouraged that, in the heat of the action, not one Bill came to the linebacker’s defense. As he sat bloodied and humiliated … Continue reading

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Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL

Jeff Pearlman writes in this 2018 book: * During camp the Invaders stayed at a Red Lion Inn, and one night one of the leaders of the team’s regular Bible-study group was caught having anal sex with a prostitute against … Continue reading

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Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton

Jeff Pearlman writes in this 2012 book: * In the year 1975, a significant racial divide still existed in professional sports. White teammates hung with white teammates and black teammates hung with black teammates. There was a lingering mistrust and … Continue reading

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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

Jeff Pearlman wrote in this 2016 book: * “The 8,000-pound gorilla in the room was Brett’s philandering and Brett’s drinking,” said Bill Michaels, host of the Packers’ postgame show. “We all knew it’s there. But most of us chose to … Continue reading

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