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Next Man Up

A Year Behind the Lines in Today's NFL

By John Feinstein

Next Man Up
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2005,
    512 pages.

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An up-close look inside an NFL powerhouse, from the only writer in America who players and coaches would trust with their secrets. Despite--or perhaps because of--its immense popularity, the NFL remains one of the most secretive sports in America. John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of this closed sport as he takes his readers through an NFL season--all the ups and downs, the procession from 100 degree heat in training camp to frigid cold in January, and the week-to-week pressures faced by the coaches and players--in an incredibly illuminating and entertaining look at the most lucrative sport in America. Next Man Up highlights the Baltimore Ravens, one of the most watched and dramatic NFL teams in recent years.

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'This hefty tome will surely keep football fans happy between games.' - PW.
'A crash course for those with professional football aspirations and those who feel that the players are a coddled bunch of ingrates.' - Kirkus Reviews.

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John Feinstein Author Biography

John Feinstein's books include the best-selling A Civil War, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink, Hard Courts, as well as The Punch, Next Man Up, Tales from Q School, and Moment of Glory. He graduated from Duke University in 1977 and spent 11 years as a sports and political reporter with the Washington Post. He has also contributed to Sports Ilustrated, The National Sports Daily, ESPN, CBS Sports, and Golf Digest. He is also a commentator for National Public Radio and The Golf Channel. He lives in Potomoac, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his wife and son.

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