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The Resource Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League, John Feinstein

Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League, John Feinstein

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Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League
Title
Quarterback
Title remainder
inside the most important position in the National Football League
Statement of responsibility
John Feinstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the NFL--America's most popular sports league--quarterbacks are kings. The right QB becomes the face of a franchise and marches his team--and millions of fans--on a glorious winning odyssey that can last for a decade or longer. The wrong QB leads his team to losses, infighting, second-guessing, and fan misery. Quarterbacks are drafted straight out of college with indescribable expectations and tantalizing dreams of stardom resting on their shoulders from Day One. They play in front of 75,000 fans, with millions more watching at home. The intense media glare follows their every move. Many QBs wash out of the league ... and a few become legends. John Feinstein takes us inside that rarified world with five men who have achieved the highest levels in the NFL. Andrew Luck and Alex Smith--both #1 overall selections in their respective drafts; Joe Flacco--Super Bowl MVP; Doug Williams--the first African American quarterback to win the biggest game in sports and to be named Super Bowl MVP; and Ryan Fitzpatrick--experienced veteran and starting quarterback of seven NFL teams ... among them, they have lived every aspect of playing the position. Feinstein describes the pressures, politics, business, and physical toll. He maps out a QB's journey, from incredible athleticism and college stardom to the NFL draft, from taking command of the huddle to marching a team down the field with a nation of fans cheering. With the cooperation of these five quarterbacks and dozens of other players, coaches, and GMs, Feinstein assembles an unprecedented glimpse into the routine of a star quarterback--in the locker room and in the huddle--and outlines what happens on the field in the heat of battle, whether leading to spectacular moments or embarrassing defeats ... as well as the demands of the press conferences afterward. Feinstein also explores the controversies of a powerful league embroiled in questions of player health, substance abuse, racism, TV revenue, corporate greed, draft decisions, free-agency strategies, and management decisions that are sometimes brilliant and sometimes questionable. In the end, [this book] is John Feinstein's most fascinating--and insightful--book yet."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feinstein, John
Dewey number
  • 796.332092/2
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.A1
LC item number
F45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • National Football League
  • Quarterbacks (Football)
  • Football players
  • Football players
  • Quarterbacks (Football)
  • United States
Label
Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League, John Feinstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052905059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385543033
Lccn
2018031266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color cillustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052905059
Label
Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League, John Feinstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052905059
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385543033
Lccn
2018031266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color cillustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052905059

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