100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History Hardcover – 8 Nov 2011
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""100 YARDS OF GLORY: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" will make a swell present . . . It's like those great NFL Films documentaries, with the dynamism of the video and voice-overs exchanged for the dignified distance of the page." --"New York Times Book Review"
"100 YARDS OF GLORY: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" will make a swell present . . . It s like those great NFL Films documentaries, with the dynamism of the video and voice-overs exchanged for the dignified distance of the page. "New York Times Book Review"
100 YARDS OF GLORY: The Greatest Moments in NFL History will make a swell present . . . It s like those great NFL Films documentaries, with the dynamism of the video and voice-overs exchanged for the dignified distance of the page. New York Times Book Review
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Relive the greatest moments in the NFL
The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron.
In the tradition of their best-selling collaboration And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of popular history Joe Garner and broadcast icon Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history. 100 Yards of Glory celebrates 100 of professional football s greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs. The richly illustrated text is accompanied by an original ten-part documentary, hosted by the inimitable Bob Costas, produced by an Emmy Award winning team, and featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL s own archives.
From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relives in print and on screen the most unforgettable moments in the game s history. 100 Yards of Glory is a must-have for any football fan.
Don t miss:
The infamous 1934 Sneakers Game
Roger Staubach s Hail Mary pass
Tony Dorsett s amazing 99-yard run
Coach Vince Lombardi s first and last playoff loss
The 1985 Chicago Bears defense the Monsters of the Midway
Johnny U in the 1958 AFC Championship: The Greatest Game Ever Played
Eli Manning s Giants toppling Tom Brady s Patriots in Super Bowl XLII
Landry s Cowboys, Walsh s 49ers, Belichick s Patriots, and Lombardi s Packers
Drew Brees hoisting the Lombardi trophy for jubilant New Orleans Saints fans
And much more.
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Another problem with this book is the lack of page numbers on photo-only pages. The editor saw nothing amiss about pages which contain a photo caption but no page number?
The accompanying DVD is a disappointment. Anything narrated by Bob Costas is worth watching. What I didn't like about it is the heavy emphasis on games within the past 20 years or so. The book is much more balanced historically. Almost any other NFL films production is more historically worth watching than this one. I recommend instead "Full color football: The history of the American Football League". It is scheduled to be released on DVD this year and episodes are sometimes shown on the NFL Network.
This book and the DVD would probably be most appreciated by casual fans who want to learn some pro football history. For those of us old codgers (56 and counting) who have been interested in that history for many years, it is worth watching if you can discount the many errors.
And the 50-minute or so DVD featuring Bob Costas and actual videos of some of the stories featured in the book is a great addition.