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    • Football for a Buck

    • The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    The United States Football League was the last football league to not merely challenge the mighty NFL but also to cause it to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, featured as many as 18 teams, secured multiple television deals, drew millions of fans, and launched the careers of legends - but then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner, a New York businessman named Donald Trump. Jeff Pearlman draws on more than 400 interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wildly Entertaining, But Informs the Present Day

    • By Ericha Loosbrock on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Boys Will Be Boys

    • The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is a football book right?

    • By Aaron on 12-07-09

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Gunslinger

    • The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    Gunslinger tells Brett Favre's full, definitive story for the first time, drawing on more than 500 interviews, including many from the people closest to Favre. Jeff Pearlman charts Favre's journey, from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last roster spot at Southern Mississippi to a late-night car accident that nearly took his life. Favre clawed back, getting drafted into the NFL, first to Atlanta, then to Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nice side stories

    • By Tony on 11-15-16
    • The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 237 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Sweetness

    • The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Payton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed “Sweetness” during his college football days, he became the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honest Accounting Of A Fascinating Life

    • By RevInTampa on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Showtime

    • Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Best-selling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost 300 interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era. A dazzling account of one of America’s greatest sports sagas, Showtime is packed with indelible characters, vicious rivalries, and jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes stories of the players’ decadent Hollywood lifestyles. From the Showtime era’s remarkable rise to its tragic end - marked by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV - Showtime is a gripping narrative of sports, celebrity, and 1980s-style excess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into one of my favorite teams

    • By Andrew on 10-11-18
    • Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
    • By: Jeff Pearlman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 03-04-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 175 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47