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The Resource Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich

Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich

Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times
Title
Big game
Title remainder
the NFL in dangerous times
Statement of responsibility
Mark Leibovich
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned into pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is, until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark's call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady--Deflategate--whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners' meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, Big game is a chronicle of "peak football"--the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance, but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth, but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long," but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzz-kill of its obvious consequences. And that was before Donald Trump. In 2016, Mark's day job caught up with him, and the NFL slammed headlong into America's culture wars. Big game is a journey through an epic storm. Through it all, Leibovich always keeps one eye on Tom Brady and his beloved Patriots, through to the 2018 Super Bowl. Pro football, this hilarious and enthralling book proves, may not be the sport America needs, but it is most definitely the sport we deserve
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IJC
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Leibovich, Mark
Dewey number
796.332/64
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not applicable
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LC call number
GV955.5.N35
LC item number
L45 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barrett, Joe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
  • Football
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Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich
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  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050436550
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525627258
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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9780525627258
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CD audio, digital
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PRHA 7611
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • (Sirsi) o1050436550
  • (OCoLC)1050436550
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Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050436550
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (11 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525627258
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525627258
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 7611
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60ci1o
  • 40ci1o
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1050436550
  • (OCoLC)1050436550
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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