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The Super Bowl : an official retrospective
Leiker, Ken.
Adult Nonfiction GV956.2.S8 S864 2005

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Summary: Includes the NFL Network DVDIn Their Own Words, featuring amazing footage from Super Bowls past and first-hand accounts from the players and coaches who lived these moments. The Super Bowl: It's not just a game, it's a genuine cultural phenomenon viewed by hundreds of millions around the world. Written in conjunction with the National Football League,The Super Bowl: An Official Retrospectiverecreates all the glory, the spirit, and the magic of the biggest day in sport. From Lombardi, Starr and Namath to Bradshaw, Montana and Brady, The Super Bowl regales us with the teams, men, and memories that have transformed the Super Bowl into a global event. Lavishly illustrated and featuring chapter introductions from NFL legends and Super Bowl MVPs Terry Bradshaw, Phil Simms, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr and Tom Brady, The Super Bowl is a story of dazzling individual performances, brilliant team efforts, fierce rivalries, improbable stars, and gifted players who have dominated pro football's signature day. The Super Bowl brings to life astonishing feats and unforgettable moments. There's Joe Namath running into the tunnel after leading his upstart New York Jets to victory in Super Bowl III; Kansas City head coach Hank Stram parading up and down the sideline exhorting his Chiefs as they won Super Bowl IV; Lynn Swann's incredible catches in Super Bowl X; Phil Simms' near perfect game in Super Bowl XXI; the Dallas "triplets" -- Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin -- leading the Cowboys to three Super Bowl wins in the '90s; John Elway finally breaking his Super Bowl jinx in XXXII; Kurt Warner pacing the St. Louis Rams over the Tennessee Titans in a game not decided until the last play; and the cool self-assurance of Tom Brady leading his Patriots to three Super Bowl victories in four years. The Super Bowl celebrates the game's great teams and coaches: Lombardi's Packers; Don Shula's "perfect" Dolphins; Chuck Noll's guidance of a star-studded Pittsburgh Steelers squad to four titles in six years; Bill Walsh's 49ers, the team of the '80s; Bill Parcells' two Super Bowl victories with the New York Giants-the first with superior firepower, the second through tactical prowess; Marv Levy's sustained excellence in bringing his Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls; and the quintessential man with the plan, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The Super Bowl: An Official Retrospectiveis a must-have keepsake for any football fan. Filled with compelling anecdotes and images, this book perfectly captures the majesty and emotion of America's biggest game. "The feeling that you get running onto the field for that game is incredible. There's no other thing that I've found I can do in my life that can measure up to that. There's so much excitement and energy in your body. It's the greatest rush of emotion that you could ever have." -Tom Brady, Patriots quarterback, two-time Super Bowl MVP Rare Air Ltd. is a Chicago-based publishing and marketing communications company specializing in sports and entertainment properties and programs. The company combines state-of-the art technology and processes with award-winning graphic design, production and editorial to service clients such as Michael Jordan and JUMP, Inc., The National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and The National Football League. Rare Air conceived, designed, and producedFor the Love of the Gameand is the exclusive provider of Michael Jordan publishing properties. Rare Air also producedThe New York Yankees: 10


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