1. The 1979 NCAA Championship Showdown Between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

    When March Went Mad: The Game that Transformed Basketball by Seth Davis St. Martins Griffin 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0805091519 Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson...

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  2. New England Patriots: Tom Brady on the Couch

    Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything by Charles P. Pierce Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-0374214449 This is undoubtedly one of the oddest biographies I have ever read...

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  3. The 1970s Oakland Raiders: Tales from the Dark Side

    Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders by Peter Richmond Harper Collins, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0061834301 Love them or hate them, the 1970s ...

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  4. Michael Oher in His Own Words

    I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness to The Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger Gotham Books 2011 ISBN: 978-1-59240-612-8 Michael Oher has had so many other ...

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  5. "Bigger Than the Game": The Self-Aggrandizement of the Modern Athlete

    B i gger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the 80's Created the Modern Athlete by Michael Weinreb Gotham Books 2010...

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  6. New England Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes Dashed: What Went Wrong Against the Jets?

    The New England Patriots' 28-21 loss to their hated rival New York Jets in the 2010 divisional playoff round is a bitter, bitter pill to swallow for Patriots fans...

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  7. The Biggest Punks and Choke Artists in The NFL

    Every team has at least one punk or choke artist. I know your team has one too, doesn't it? Some team has an entire platoon of them, like the Cincinnati Bengals a few years ago...

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  8. Doug Baker's 2010 NFL All Pro Team: Offense

    Well it is the end of the season and it's time to provide the definitive NFL All Pro Team. Some things have changed in since the middle of the season. Michael "Killa" Vick has gotten healthy and gotten himself involved in the talk of NFL MVP...

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  9. Quebec Screwjob: Bernard Hopkins Hosed Against Jean Pascal

    Other than getting flash knockdowns in the first and third rounds, Jean Pascal stole a draw from Bernard Hopkins to retain the WBC Light Heavyweight Title. I had the final score 114-112 for Hopkins despite the knockdowns...

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  10. Prime Crime: Deion Sanders Does Not Belong in the Hall of Fame

    When the Hall of Fame finalists were announced recently it struck me that Marshall Faulk and Deion Sanders were the two headliners of the announcement...

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  11. 2010 NFL Season Proves That Tom Brady Is Better Than Peyton Manning

    Tom Brady is the best there is, best there was and the best there ever will be. The debate over who is the better quarterback, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning , has been raging unabated for nearly a decade now...

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  12. A Well Done Short History of the New England Patriots

    Then Belichick Said to Brady: The Best New England Patriots Stories Ever Told by Jim Donaldson Triumph Books 2009 There are so many "The Best Stories Ever Told" ...

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  13. Cleveland Browns: A Comprehensive History of the 1946-1955 Dynasty

    The Best Show in Football: The 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns, Pro Football's Greatest Dynasty by Andy Piascik Taylor Trade Publishing 2007 This is an extremely comprehensive history of the Cleveland Browns from 1946-1955...

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  14. Informative History of the NFL/AFL Merger

    The Birth of the New NFL: How the 1966 NFL/AFL Merger Transformed Pro Football by Larry Felser The Lyons Press 2008 ISBN: 978-1-59921-151-0 Despite the stodgy prose, this ...

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  15. NFL Book Review: The Real 1925 NFL Champions, The Pottsville Maroons

    If you love good writing, football history and the meaning of football to society, look no further than this account of the 1925 Pottsville Maroons. This is sports history and sports writing at its very best...

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  16. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of The New England Patriots

    Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise by Bob Hyldburg Triumph Books 2009 ISBN: 978-1-60078-099-8 Being a rather comprehensive encyclopedia ...

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  17. Excellent Illustrated History of New England Patriots' Greatest Plays

    Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in New England Patriots History by Sean Glennon Triumph Books 2010. ISBN: 978-1-60078-400-2 This is a well-organized illustrated compendium of the greatest plays in New England Patriots history...

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  18. NFL Unplugged: An Unsatisfying Account of Life in Professional Football

    NFL Unplugged: The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football by Anthony Gargano John Wiley & Songs, Inc...

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  19. The New England Patriots' 10 Worst Moments in Franchise History

    Before I start in on the 10 worst moments in New England Patriots history since 1976, let me answer the question—why since 1976? Not to date myself too much, but I was very young in 1976, and that is when I first started watching football...

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  20. 2010 NFL Football: Week 11 Observations

    GENERAL OBSERVATIONS Top 10 Teams Philadelphia Eagles. While not having a performance as dominant as last week's against the Redskins, the Eagles still won a ...

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  21. Doug Baker's NFL Power Rankings After Week 10

    I rarely do a power ranking during the season although I suppose they are kind of fun to do. But ranking all 32 teams seems a bit silly...

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  22. 2010 NFL Football Season: Week 10 Observations

    Michael Vick I hereby officially and unequivocally eat my words. When Michael Vick took over the starting job for the Philadelphia Eagles , I said he would never be more than a running quarterback...

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  23. Doug Baker’s 2010 Midseason NFL All Pro Team: Defense

    We are halfway through the 2010 NFL football season so it’s time to make my midseason NFL All pro selection. In this edition, we have the defense...

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  24. Wade Phillips Gets the Boot and Other NFL Week 9 Observations

    The Dallas Cowboys Watching the Sunday night debacle of the Green Bay Packers demolishing a Dallas Cowboys team that had been thumping their chests about a Super Bowl run, was just too much fun...

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  25. NFL 2010 Midseason All-Pro Team: Offense

    It’s the middle of the 2010 NFL football season. Setting the drama aside, what are my selections for the midseason NFL All Pro Team? Some players on this list might not make ...

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