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100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History

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Publisher Comments:

Relive the greatest moments in the NFL

The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron.

      In the tradition of their best-selling collaboration And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of popular history Joe Garner and broadcast icon Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history. 100 Yards of Glory celebrates 100 of professional footballs greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs. The richly illustrated text is accompanied by an original ten-part documentary, hosted by the inimitable Bob Costas, produced by an Emmy Award-winning team, and featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFLs own archives.

      From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relives—in print and on screen—the most unforgettable moments in the games history. 100 Yards of Glory is a must-have for any football fan.

Dont miss:

• The infamous 1934 “Sneakers Game”

• Roger Staubachs Hail Mary pass

• Tony Dorsetts amazing 99-yard run

• Coach Vince Lombardis first—and last—playoff loss

• The 1985 Chicago Bears defense—the “Monsters of the Midway”

• Johnny U in the 1958 AFC Championship: “The Greatest Game Ever Played”

• Eli Mannings Giants toppling Tom Bradys Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

• Landrys Cowboys, Walshs 49ers, Belichicks Patriots, and Lombardis Packers

• Drew Brees hoisting the Lombardi trophy for jubilant New Orleans Saints fans

• And much more.

Synopsis:

A fully illustrated book and accompanying DVD of the NFL's greatest moments

Synopsis:

From the foreword by Joe Montana

When you are growing up, the love for your first team is ingrained in your heart, and it never really leaves you.

Thats why I think this book will be so enjoyable to football fans. Whatever team, player, coach, or particular game stands out in their minds, they are likely to find them all here and have the chance to relive their most treasured memories.

An official publication of the National Football League

Synopsis:

From the creators of the best-selling And the Crowd Goes Wild, a thrilling collection of the NFLs greatest moments, officially endorsed by the NFL

Includes an original ten-part documentary on DVD

The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron.

In the tradition of their revolutionary collaboration And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of popular history Joe Garner and broadcast icon Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history—a lavishly illustrated hardcover book, with gripping text and archival photographs, as well as an original ten-part documentary, produced by an Emmy-Award winning team, hosted by the inimitable Costas and featuring official NFL video highlights.

From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious flubs, 100 Yards of Glory relives—in text and video—the most unforgettable moments in the game. Also available as an enhanced e-book, 100 Yards of Glory is a must-have for any football fan.

About the Author

Joe Garner is the author of four bestselling multimedia collections, including We Interrupt this Broadcast (with Brian Williams), And the Crowd Goes Wild and And the Fans Roared (with Bob Costas).
 
A nineteen-time Emmy Award winner, Bob Costas is the host of NBC's Football Night in America and the lead anchor for the MLB network. Costas also hosts NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games, the U.S. Open, Kentucky Derby, and more.

Table of Contents

8 Foreword by Joe Montana

1 The Dynasties

10 The 2000s Patriots

14 The 1990s Cowboys

18 The 1980s 49ers

22 The 1970s Steelers

26 The 1960s Packers

30 The 1950s Browns

32 The 1940s Bears

36 The 1930s Giants

40 The 1920s Bulldogs

2 The NFL Championships

48 1958: “The Greatest Game Ever Played”

52 1934: “The Sneakers Game”

56 1950: Rams vs. Browns

60 1938: Giants vs. Packers

62 1960: Lombardis First—and Last—Playoff Loss

64 1933: The NFLs First Championship Game

66 1940: The Most One-Sided Victory in NFL History

68 1953: The Rematch: Lions vs. Browns

70 1945: The Game That Led to the “Baugh/Marshall Rule”

72 1963: “Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust” Lead to Victory

3 The Super Bowl

76 XLII: Giants 17, Patriots 14—February 3, 2008

80 III: Jets 16, Colts 7—January 12, 1969

84 XIII: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31—January 21, 1979

88 XLIII: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23—February 1, 2009

92 XXXIV: Rams 23, Titans 16—January 30, 2000

94 XXXVI: Patriots 20, Rams 17—February 3, 2002

96 XXIII: 49ers 20, Bengals 16—January 22, 1989

98 XXXVIII: Patriots 32, Panthers 29—February 1, 2004

100 XXV: Giants 20, Bills 19—January 27, 1991

102 XIV: Steelers 31, Rams 19—January 20, 1980

4 Fantastic Finishes

108 The Immaculate Reception, 1972

112 The Ice Bowl, 1967

114 The Catch, 1982

116 Epic in Miami, 1982

120 Music City Miracle, 2000

122 The “Tuck Rule” Game, 2002

126 The Drive, 1987

128 Panthers vs. Rams, 2004

130 Jets vs. Raiders, 1968

132 The Snowplow Kick, 1982

5 Improbable Catches

138 Bradshaw to Swann—Super Bowl X

140 Starr to McGee—Super Bowl I

142 Montana to Rice—Super Bowl XXIII

144 Brady to Branch—Super Bowl XXIX

146 The 1974 AFC Playoff Game and the Sea of Hands

148 Staubachs Hail Mary—1975 NFC Playoffs

150 Aikman to Irvin (Twice!)—Super Bowl XXVII

152 Simms to Morris to Simms to McConkey and Simms to Bavaro to McConkey—Super Bowl XXI

154 Williams to Sanders—Super Bowl XXII

156 Everett to Anderson for an NFL Single-Game Record—1989

6 Amazing Runs

158 Bigger Than Life: John Riggins in Super Bowl XVII

160 The Longest Run in Super Bowl History: Willie Parker in Super Bowl XL

162 The Record That Willie Parker Broke: Marcus Allen in Super Bowl XVIII

164 2,000 Yards in a Season: O. J. Simpson in 1973

166 Rushing for Six Touchdowns in a Game: Ernie Nevers in 1929

168 Propelling Chicago Toward the Playoffs: Walter Payton in 1977

170 Setting a Rookie Record: Earl Campbell in 1978

172 Setting a Game Record: Adrian Peterson in 2007

174 A 99-Yard TD Dash: Tony Dorsett in 1983

176 From the Outfield to Back-to-Back TD Runs: Bo Jackson in 1987

7 Defensive Greats

180 Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl XXXV

184 Chicago Bears, Super Bowl XX

188 Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl IX

192 New York Giants, 1958 Tiebreaker Playoff

196 New York Giants, 1990 NFC Championship Game

198 Los Angeles Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII

202 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl XXXVII

204 New York Giants, 2000 NFC Championship Game

206 Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl VI

208 Miami Dolphins, 1982 AFC Championship Game

8 The Greats — Quarterbacks

214 Johnny Unitas

218 Joe Montana

222 Terry Bradshaw

226 John Elway

230 Tom Brady

234 Brett Favre

238 Troy Aikman

240 Roger Staubach

242 Peyton Manning

246 Otto Graham

9 Great Comebacks

250 January 3, 1993: Bills 38, Oilers 35

254 December 7, 1980: 49ers 38, Saints 35

256 December 23, 1972: Cowboys 30, 49ers 28

258 September 24, 1989: 49ers 38, Eagles 28

260 October 23, 2000: Jets 40, Dolphins 37

262 November 23, 2003: Ravens 44, Seahawks 41

264 January 5, 2003: 49ers 39, Giants 38

266 October 16, 2006: Bears 24, Cardinals 23

268 October 3, 2003: Colts 38, Buccaneers 35

270 September 17, 2006: Giants 30, Eagles 24

10 Coaching Greats

274 Vince Lombardi

278 Bill Walsh

282 Chuck Noll

286 Don Shula

290 Bill Belichick

294 Tom Landry

298 Joe Gibbs

300 Paul Brown

304 John Madden

308 Tony Dungy

312 Acknowledgments

314 Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547547985
Author:
Garner, Joe
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Costas, Bob
Author:
Joe
Author:
Montana, Joe
Author:
Garner
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 color photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10 in 1 lb

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From the foreword by Joe Montana

When you are growing up, the love for your first team is ingrained in your heart, and it never really leaves you.

Thats why I think this book will be so enjoyable to football fans. Whatever team, player, coach, or particular game stands out in their minds, they are likely to find them all here and have the chance to relive their most treasured memories.

An official publication of the National Football League

"Synopsis" by , From the creators of the best-selling And the Crowd Goes Wild, a thrilling collection of the NFLs greatest moments, officially endorsed by the NFL

Includes an original ten-part documentary on DVD

The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron.

In the tradition of their revolutionary collaboration And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of popular history Joe Garner and broadcast icon Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history—a lavishly illustrated hardcover book, with gripping text and archival photographs, as well as an original ten-part documentary, produced by an Emmy-Award winning team, hosted by the inimitable Costas and featuring official NFL video highlights.

From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious flubs, 100 Yards of Glory relives—in text and video—the most unforgettable moments in the game. Also available as an enhanced e-book, 100 Yards of Glory is a must-have for any football fan.

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