Quarterbacks are easily the biggest stars in professional sports, and Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, is a star among stars. In Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback: The Incredible Rise of the New York Giants, the New York Daily News's NFL correspondent Ralph Vacchiano uses his exclusive access to the Giants to track the revered quarterback's rise from his first draft day through his dramatic Super Bowl victory in 2007. Compellingly voiced by award-winning audiobook performer L. J. Ganser, Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback brings listeners down onto the field with one-on-one interviews with NFL stars and coaches, making for a compelling, revealing audio biography of one of football's most phenomenal players.
With Manning, the Super Bowl MVP, as its focal point, New York Daily News Giants beat writer Ralph Vacchiano’s Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback is a fascinating insider’s look at the National Football League, how stars are made and crushed, and how fortunes are won and lost on the performance of one man: the quarterback. From the bold draft day trade that brought Manning to New York, through his dramatic ups and downs on and off the field, his first training camp to his last-minute heroics in Super Bowl XLII, Vacchiano takes a candid and revealing look at the people and events that made Manning’s and his 2007 Giants’ success one of the greatest stories in modern sports history.
Complete with exclusive interviews with NFL stars, coaches, and executives and a foreword by former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi, Vacchiano uses his unfettered access to the world champion Giants to present a true, behind-the scenes look at the quarterback and team that defied all of the experts and oddsmakers to pull off one of the most phenomenal upsets in pro football history.
Sometimes I just want an easy listen, this audiobook really fit that role. I love NFL football so I was very familiar with Eli's story. He really did have a crazy amount of pressure to be successful and somehow have his own special identity. This book goes into what a Quarterback goes through, how teams find talent, and how you have to read in between the lines sometimes before you just flat out judge a football player. The narration is to the point and just does a good telling the story instead of being a distraction. Sometimes with nonfiction the narrator tries too hard to set the mood and it turns an book into a painful listen. If you have the off-season blues, love the Manning bros., or just love football get this audiobook.
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