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 is the author of 35 books, including the two best-selling sports books of all time: A Season on The Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled, both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Ten of his books have been mysteries written for kids. The first of these, Last Shot won The Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing and was also a New York Times bestseller. His most recent non-fiction book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name was his 23rd New York Times bestseller. His 36th book, The Legends Club chronicles the rivalries and relationships among Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Jim Valvano.
In addition to his books, John also works for The Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Golf Digest, Sirius XM, CBS Sports Radio and Comcast Sportsnet. He has been inducted into The Naismith Basketball Hall of...
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