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  • "Touching and Informative"

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    This was a fantastic book. As the title suggests, I was stunned to hear the details of Michael Oher's background. I was expecting more of a x's and o's type of story about the evolution of the left tackle position. The information in that area was used instead to reinforce Oher's value to the NFL and those around him.

    This was a very well written book that is both socially and historically informative. The limited information on the evolution of the "Blind Side" is not abundant, but it is thouroughly informative. The emphasis on Michael Oher's background, and his relationship with the Tuohy family is eye-opening.

    Don't wait for the movie, listen to triumph of the human spirit unabridged.

    P.S. The dictation by Hoye was great, I loved his cajun accent.

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    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.

    Chris says: "Touching and Informative"
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  • "Great Find"

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    This is a great book even if you know nothing about football or outright hate the game. The author does a wonderful job of telling the story of a history-making contest. He liberally sprinkles the story with tidbits that surprise the listener -- little things that stay with you. I never heard of Raymond Barry before but the fact that he only had one fumble in 13 years of pro-play is extraordinary. I didn't realize Landry and Lombardi were coaches for the same team! Who knew? Two legendary men working for the same team --- and they LOST ?!?!? In a sudden death overtime??? And the TV broadcast almost lost the last play??? What are the odds?
    I hope the Mr. Bowden has more sports stories to tell.

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    The Best Game Ever: Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football was still greatly over-shadowed by the country's favored pastime - baseball - but the 1958 championship proved to be the turning point for pro football.

    On the field and roaming the sidelines were 17 future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti, and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry.

    The Best Game Ever is a brilliant portrait of how a single game changed the history of American sports.

    David says: "What about the other team?"

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    A Few Seconds of Panic: A 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL (






UNABRIDGED) by Stefan Fatsis Narrated by Stefan Fatsis

    A Few Seconds of Panic: A 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stefan Fatsis
    • Narrated By Stefan Fatsis
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    (24)
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    Stefan Fatsis infiltrates a strikingly different subculture: pro football. After more than a year spent working out with a strength coach and polishing his craft with a gurulike kicking coach, Fatsis molded his fortyish body into one that could stand up - barely - to the rigors of NFL training. And over three months in 2006, he became a Denver Bronco.

    Robert says: "Living a dream."
  • 4.4 (655 ratings)
    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.

    Chris says: "Touching and Informative"
  • 4.6 (41 ratings)
    The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation (






UNABRIDGED) by Sally Jenkins Narrated by Don Leslie

    The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sally Jenkins
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
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    (8)
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    The most popular college football team in the early 20th century belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a treacherous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students. Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team.

    Jaye says: "Enthralling Story!"
  • 4.4 (46 ratings)
    Namath: A Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Kriegel Narrated by Scott Brick

    Namath: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Kriegel
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    In between Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan there was Joe Namath, one of the very few sports heroes who transcended their game. The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Namath left the steel country of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for the Deep South, where he played quarterback for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama. Almost four years later, he signed a $427,000 contract with the New York Jets that changed football forever, transforming a crude, violent game into show business.

    Clifford says: "Blood and Guts of Pro Football"
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  • 4.3 (83 ratings)

    Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tony Dungy
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
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    (83)
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    (13)
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    (12)

    When Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl, he did it in the shadow of a great tragedy. But even through hardship, his fundamental decency and faith in God was readily apparent in everything he did.

    Dan says: "Awesome"
  • 3.6 (28 ratings)
    Bootlegger's Boy (






ABRIDGED) by Barry Switzer, Bud Shrake Narrated by Barry Switzer

    Bootlegger's Boy

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Barry Switzer, Bud Shrake
    • Narrated By Barry Switzer
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    (28)
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    (12)
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    (11)

    “They've called Barry Switzer a "rogue, pirate, hustler, and con man," but they also say he's "next to God." He's one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history, winning multiple college championships and a Super Bowl, and possibly the most revered figure in the state of Oklahoma. The "outlaw" of college football, Switzer was both praised and reviled by the media, but everyone agrees that he was undeniably one of the all-time best recruiters, strategists, and motivators ever to deliver a halftime speech.

  • 4.1 (94 ratings)
    The Best Game Ever: Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Bowden Narrated by Phil Gigante

    The Best Game Ever: Colts vs. Giants, 1958, and the Birth of the Modern NFL

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Bowden
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football was still greatly over-shadowed by the country's favored pastime - baseball - but the 1958 championship proved to be the turning point for pro football.

    On the field and roaming the sidelines were 17 future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti, and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry.

    The Best Game Ever is a brilliant portrait of how a single game changed the history of American sports.

    David says: "What about the other team?"
  • 4.3 (100 ratings)
    Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance (






ABRIDGED) by Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker Narrated by Tony Dungy

    Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker
    • Narrated By Tony Dungy
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    (45)
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    (46)

    Super Bowl-winning coach and #1 New York Times best-selling author Tony Dungy has had an unusual opportunity to reflect on what it takes to achieve significance. He is looked to by many as the epitome of the success and significance that is highly valued in our culture. He also works every day with young men who are trying to achieve significance through football and all that goes with a professional athletic career - such as money, power, and celebrity.

    Cameron says: "Primer for Life"
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  • 4.1 (73 ratings)
    When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi (






ABRIDGED) by David Maraniss Narrated by David Maraniss

    When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Maraniss
    • Narrated By David Maraniss
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    (73)
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    (31)
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    When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country.

    Mark says: "sound quality 2 is not so good"
  • 4.0 (52 ratings)
    Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey Into the Heart of Fan Mania (






UNABRIDGED) by Warren St. John Narrated by Michael Kramer

    Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey Into the Heart of Fan Mania

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Warren St. John
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    (52)
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    Warren St. John decided to find out why people care so much about the outcomes of games they're not playing in by joining a group where the particulars of the fan psyche would show themselves in sharp relief: the caravan of hundreds of RVs that follow the Alabama Crimson Tide across the South, taking over college towns with a moveable feast of Weber grills, karaoke machines, Igloo coolers, and fast-draining liquor bottles.

    James says: "Well done"
  • The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    (655)
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    (200)
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    When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of 13 children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football.

    Chris says: "Touching and Informative"
  • Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion (






ABRIDGED) by Pete Carroll Narrated by Pete Carroll

    Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Pete Carroll
    • Narrated By Pete Carroll
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    (26)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Pete Carroll is one of the most successful coaches in football today. As the head coach at USC, he brought the Trojans back to national prominence, amassing a 97-19 record over nine seasons. Now he shares the championship-winning philosophy that led USC to seven straight Pac-10 titles.

  • The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian Narrated by Mark Deakins

    The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
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    (101)
    Performance
    (90)
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    (92)

    College football has never been more popular - or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch on television every weekend. The 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama had a viewership of 26.4 million people, second only to the Super Bowl. Billions of dollars from television deals now flow into the game; the average budget for a top-ten team is $80 million; top coaches make more than $3 million a year; the highest paid, more than $5 million.

    W. Perry Hall says: "Gripping Inside Look at an Industry to Itself"
  • Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Pearlman Narrated by Arthur Morey

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    (28)
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    They were America's Team - the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, and Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, the Cowboys rank among the greatest of all NFL dynasties.

    John-Michael says: "Wow"
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  • League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru Narrated by David H. Lawrence XVII

    League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru
    • Narrated By David H. Lawrence XVII
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    (70)
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    (64)
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    So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America's most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players - including some of the all-time greats - to madness.

    Cynthia says: "How to Kill Friends and Influence People"
  • Blood, Sweat and Chalk: Inside Football's Playbook: How the Great Coaches Built Today's Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Layden Narrated by Dennis Holland

    Blood, Sweat and Chalk: Inside Football's Playbook: How the Great Coaches Built Today's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tim Layden
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
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    The modern game of football is filled with plays and formations with names like the Counter Trey, the Wildcat, the Zone Blitz, and the Cover Two. They have become part of the sport's vernacular, and yet for many fans they remain just names, often confusing ones. To rectify that, Tim Layden has drilled deep into the core of the game to reveal how these chalkboard X's and O's really work on the field, as well as where they came from and who dreamed them up.

  • Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It (






UNABRIDGED) by Matthew Berry Narrated by Matthew Berry

    Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who's Lived It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Matthew Berry
    • Narrated By Matthew Berry
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    (92)
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    (86)
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    In Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place.

    T. Myers says: "Fun but repetitive"
  • Bleachers (






UNABRIDGED) by John Grisham Narrated by John Grisham

    Bleachers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
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    (78)
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    High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback to play for the Messina Spartans. 15 years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into a football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him.

    Patti says: "Great listen!"
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  • What It Takes to Be Number One: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (






UNABRIDGED) by Vince Lombardi Narrated by Michael Prichard

    What It Takes to Be Number One: Vince Lombardi on Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Vince Lombardi
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    (70)
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    (29)

    Leadership continues to be one of the most written-about and most trained-for qualities in business today. And no figure so fully embodies the leadership qualities managers hope to cultivate in their professional and personal lives as the late Vince Lombardi, the greatest NFL coach of all time.

  • InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Ehrmann, Gregory Jordan, Paula Ehrmann Narrated by Michael Prichard

    InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joe Ehrmann, Gregory Jordan, Paula Ehrmann
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    (29)
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    (27)

    Joe Ehrmann's coaching philosophy was described by Jeffrey Marx in the best seller Season of Life, and since the publication of that book, thousands of coaches have looked to Joe for advice about putting his philosophy into practice. InSideOut Coaching provides the critical information and tools they've been waiting for - the information to help coaches everywhere create more meaningful experiences for themselves and to maximize their impact on the lives of the athletes they coach.

    ken says: "Great book for every coach."
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh Narrated by Dick Hill

    The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Drawn from a series of deeply revealing conversations with coauthor Steve Jamison, The Score Takes Care of Itself offers Walsh's best leadership principles illustrated by anecdotes from his entire career. Additional insights and perspective are provided by his son Craig Walsh. The book will delight football fans and guide the vast business audience eager to learn how Bill Walsh motivated individuals and crafted winning teams.

    Jason says: "Thank you Bill Walsh"
  • Great Football Writing (






UNABRIDGED) by Rob Fleder (editor) Narrated by Dennis Holland

    Great Football Writing

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rob Fleder (editor)
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
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    For more than 50 years, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard of sports writing, and during that time, football - once a popular college pastime, but only a rag-tag professional game - has moved to center stage, taking its unquestioned place as Americas most popular sport. This book brings together dozens of football classics from the pages of Sports Illustrated, featuring the work of such esteemed writers as John O'Hara and Jack Kerouac, Dan Jenkins and George Plimpton, and Don DeLillo.

  • Aaron Rodgers: An Unauthorized Biography, Football Biographies Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies Narrated by Ken Z.

    Aaron Rodgers: An Unauthorized Biography, Football Biographies Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
    • Narrated By Ken Z.
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    Aaron Rodgers is one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in the NFL today. Most fans are aware of his NFL origins as a backup to Brett Favre and his 2010 Super Bowl MVP, but in order to truly understand Aaron Rodgers, you must first understand where he came from. Aaron Rodgers: An Unauthorized Biography explores Rodgers' upbringing, his high school and college football careers, and details his breakthrough into the NFL, all the way through his 2012 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers and his $110 million contract extension.

  • What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Herzlich Narrated by Mark Herzlich

    What It Takes: Fighting for My Life and My Love of the Game

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    • By Mark Herzlich
    • Narrated By Mark Herzlich
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    In 2011, Mark Herzlich became a starting linebacker for a New York Giants team that would win the Super Bowl - just two years after he had been told that he would never play football again. Now Herzlich tells his triumphant story for the first time. Mark Herzlich fought a battle against cancer, against statistics, and some days against himself. Told with candor and raw emotion, this is a story for anyone who has ever fought to beat the odds, for anyone who has ever been told that what they are about to attempt is next to impossible.

  • Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer (






UNABRIDGED) by Jerry Kramer, Dick Schaap Narrated by John Pruden

    Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jerry Kramer, Dick Schaap
    • Narrated By John Pruden
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    This classic sports book takes listeners inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II. Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player's perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and tears. No game better exemplifies this period than the classic "Ice Bowl" conference championship game between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, which Kramer, who made the crucial block in the climactic play, describes in thrilling detail.

  • The Gospel According to Tim (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Bottum Narrated by Brian Troxell

    The Gospel According to Tim

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    • By Joseph Bottum
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
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    What’s there left to say about Tim Tebow? He’s brilliant and appalling, inspiring and annoying - a straightforward young man who somehow played and prayed his way into being the most enigmatic figure in American sports. In the essay-length Kindle Single "The Gospel According to Tim", Joseph Bottum argues that Tebow strikes a nerve because he has slipped beyond all the usual categories of our wink-and-nudge culture of irony. And he’s done that mostly by being simply who he is: not a football-playing theologian but, in essence, a mystic.

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  • How Football Explains America (






UNABRIDGED) by Sal Paolantonio Narrated by Paul Boehmer

    How Football Explains America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Sal Paolantonio
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    How Football Explains America is a fascinating, first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio explores just how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche. Paolantonio tackles varying American themes from Manifest Destiny to “fourth and one” as he goes deep in order to answer the age-old question: Why does America love football so much?

  • Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile (






UNABRIDGED) by Nate Jackson Narrated by Nate Jackson

    Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nate Jackson
    • Narrated By Nate Jackson
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    Nate Jackson’s Slow Getting Up is an unvarnished and uncensored memoir of everyday life in the most popular sports league in America - and the most damaging to its players - the National Football League. After playing college ball at a tiny Division III school, Jackson, a receiver, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, before moving to the Denver Broncos. For six seasons in the NFL as a Bronco, he alternated between the practice squad and the active roster, eventually winning a starting spot - a short, tenuous career emblematic of the average pro player.

    Roger Friedman says: "It's not art, but it is insightful"
  • The Deconstruction of Historically Black College Football Programs: How to Recruit Black Blue Chippers (






UNABRIDGED) by Lagrant Anthony Narrated by Lagrant Anthony

    The Deconstruction of Historically Black College Football Programs: How to Recruit Black Blue Chippers

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    • By Lagrant Anthony
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    A historical analysis of the conditions that caused the financial deprivation of historical black college football programs. The author explains the reasons that caused the economic disparity that now exists between predominately white college football programs and historically black college football programs. The role played by Jim Crow legislation that allowed predominately white college football programs to "steal" football revenues from historically black college football programs is revealed.

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