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Goose: The Outrageous Life and Times of a Football Guy

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A hugely popular and beloved football commentator and former player with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens, Tony Siragusa offers his uncensored insider's look at the NFL and his hilarious take on life off the gridiron.

 

The New York Times called him a "modern-day John Madden." Tony Soprano called him "Frankie Cortese." His teammates called him "Goose." Whatever you call him, Tony Siragusa is larger than life in every possible sense, from his personality to his physique to his colorful career, hilarious stories, and bombastic take on life.

         Goose is the book that Siragusa's fans have been clamoring for, to hear more from the Super Bowl champ-turned-commentator-turned-actor, who has brought his unmistakable style and intense love for life to every endeavor. In a memoir that is guaranteed to make you laugh, cheer, shake your head, laugh some more, and then think seriously, Siragusa offers stories, life lessons, and perspective gained from his unbelievable collection of experiences. He also offers a no-holds-barred look at the NFL, with locker room stories and surprising glimpses at the way things are done when the cameras (or the refs) aren't looking. His narratives range from hilarious anecdotes about his New Jersey childhood and wild college days, to behind-the-scenes glimpses at some of the greatest players in football history, to Goose's opinions about the current state of the NFL. And he shares them all with his signature love for life and uncensored insight.

Review:

"Siragusa, former defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens known as Goose to his family and legions of fans, wasn't always a successful athlete, encountering naysayers, injuries and a career that nearly didn't happen, which he relates in his breezy, opinionated, and funny account from the front lines of the game. At 12, when he doesn't make the cut for his Little League all-star team, he takes the sting from that blow and using it as fuel to triumph over rejection, a turning-point lesson he will revisit again and again. 'If they want to get me fired up, don't pick me. Bet against me.... When I'm the underdog, watch out.' After Siragusa injures both knees in college, losing a season to rehab, he finds himself sitting out 12 rounds of the 1990 draft and not getting picked. The Colts ultimately sign him, but don't want him to even come for off-season workouts. Then the team doctor looks at his knees and says he'll be lucky to have a few years. So begins the first of Siragusa's 12 years in the NFL. Off the field, Goose's big mouth and antics turn him into a radio star, laying the groundwork after his retirement to become a commentator for Fox and cohost of the television show Man Caves. Although football lovers will appreciate the insider details, Siragusa is more than just the sum of his shoulder pads, offering an ode to tight-knit clans, small towns, and perseverance in the face of huge odds." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

ANTHONY "TONY" SIRAGUSA, nicknamed "Goose," is a former National Football League defensive tackle who spent twelve seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he won the Super Bowl in 2000. He currently works as an NFL analyst for NFL games broadcast on the Fox network.

 

DON YAEGER is a seven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated. He has authored or coauthored 22 books, including projects with Walter Payton, John Wooden, Tug McGraw, Rex Ryan, and Michael Oher.

Table of Contents

  1  Draft Day 

    

  2  Jersey Boy 

    

  3 Good Fights and Bad Knees   

  

  4  My Dad     

  5  Rookie Camp   

  

  6  Guns and Losses

     

  7  Me and Teddy     

  8  From Low-Balled to Baltimore 

    

  9  The Art of Cheating  

  

10  The Road to Super Bowl XXXV  

  

11  The Biggest Game 

   

12  Family Man    

13  The TV Transition  

   

14  Speaking of Which (Rants) 

   

15  Lights, Camera, Goose  

  

16  Man Caves and Mega Machines 

   

17  Giving Back    

Acknowledgments     

Index    

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307955982
Author:
Siragusa, Tony
Publisher:
Crown Archetype
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.38 x 6.4 x 1.05 in 1.06 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Football » Biographies
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Football » Coaching
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Football » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Siragusa, former defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens known as Goose to his family and legions of fans, wasn't always a successful athlete, encountering naysayers, injuries and a career that nearly didn't happen, which he relates in his breezy, opinionated, and funny account from the front lines of the game. At 12, when he doesn't make the cut for his Little League all-star team, he takes the sting from that blow and using it as fuel to triumph over rejection, a turning-point lesson he will revisit again and again. 'If they want to get me fired up, don't pick me. Bet against me.... When I'm the underdog, watch out.' After Siragusa injures both knees in college, losing a season to rehab, he finds himself sitting out 12 rounds of the 1990 draft and not getting picked. The Colts ultimately sign him, but don't want him to even come for off-season workouts. Then the team doctor looks at his knees and says he'll be lucky to have a few years. So begins the first of Siragusa's 12 years in the NFL. Off the field, Goose's big mouth and antics turn him into a radio star, laying the groundwork after his retirement to become a commentator for Fox and cohost of the television show Man Caves. Although football lovers will appreciate the insider details, Siragusa is more than just the sum of his shoulder pads, offering an ode to tight-knit clans, small towns, and perseverance in the face of huge odds." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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