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See more. John Lombardo. Woody Hayes is one of the greatest football coaches in history—and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated, contradictory man. The former history teacher would tout the ideals of democracy yet run his football empire as an absolute monarchy. But he had a surprisingly altruistic side, hidden from the public,. More than just a standard biography, A Fire to Win explores the psychological motivations of one of the most complex of coaches.
Ran Henry. The climax of his storied career is uplifting the University of South Carolina, a school that lost more football games than it won between and , and was believed for over a century to be cursed. Spurrier is the biography of the Ball Coach who has forever changed college football—and its impact on our culture. Rooney: A Sporting Life. Rob L. Ian O'Connor. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots.
But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.
Rich Wolfe. Capturing the tough, no-holds-barred stories told by Mike Ditka's drinking buddies, combative players, loyal teammates, friends, and fans, this unique tell-all shows "Da Coach" through the eyes of the people closest to him. Raucous and amusing, this biography proves that Ditka's no-nonsense attitude and give-'em-hell demeanor on the playing field was certainly no act.
Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, and Walt Garrison remember going shoulder to shoulder on the gridiron with the monster of the midway himself.
Jim McMahon, Mike Singletary, and Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson share incredible stories of Ditka's intense sideline strategizing, skirmishes, and scuffles. Similar ebooks.
Mike Shropshire. Some athletes never stop playing. Some rivalries transcend the gridiron. Some games last forever. Vi Keeland. It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster. The famed quarterback decided to bare all. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera. You know the type.
Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid. Brody Easton was the ultimate player. Every woman wanted to be the one to change him. But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for. Turned out, I was that girl. Simple right? It never is.
Raucous, raw, and reliably remarkable, the century—old football riavlry between the state universities of Texas and Oklahoma stands as testimony that hate—based relationships are the most enduring. Texas and Oklahoma have been top—level programs for a long time, but in the last few years the rivalry has garnered ever more national attention. One year later, Parcells, armed with some of his former New England and New York Giant players and assistants, went in the regular season.
In , his final coaching season, the Jets missed the playoffs but managed a record despite having lost starting quarterback Vinny Testaverde for the season to injury on opening day. Parcells stayed in the Jets' front office for a while before returning to broadcasting.
He spent the season as a studio commentator on ESPN.
Parcells' services are constantly in demand. In January of , Parcells signed on as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Like him or not, Parcells knew how to win. Howard Troxler wrote in the St. Petersberg Times: "His method was to ride players hard, with the de facto motto: 'You stink. Now prove to me that you don't. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. September 21, Retrieved September 21, from Encyclopedia.
Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Bill Parcells , —, American football coach, b. Englewood, N. He then coached at six colleges before becoming head coach at the U. Air Force Academy. Two years later, he entered the National Football League's coaching ranks as defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots; he became head coach of the faltering New York Giants in Parcells returned to football in as head coach of the struggling New England Patriots and revived the team, which made it to the Super Bowl in Parcells subsequently coached the New York Jets — and Dallas Cowboys —7 , turning lackluster teams into conference contenders.
From to he was head of football operations for the Miami Dolphins. He also has worked in broadcasting —3, —. See his autobiography with M. Lupica, ; his Finding a Way to Win with J.
Coplon, ; B. Gutman, Parcells: A Biography ; M.
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