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The NFL Super Bowl companion
Wiebusch, John, editor.
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, [publisher not identified], [2002]

Physical Description:
208 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Personal reflections on America's favorite game" -- Cover.
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PS509.F6 N45 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Each of the 36 Super Bowl programs has featured at least one story from a writer or celebrity of worldwide renown, and for the first time ever, the best of those stories are now bound in one collection. The list of entries ranges from Jimmy Carter to Dave Barry to David Letterman with each looking at different aspect of football. These stories and dozens more pack the The NFL Super Bowl Companion, a collection of the best writing about football by some of the biggest names in literature, politics, entertainment and sports. The entire library of writings from the past 14 Super Bowl programs has been distilled to this prime collection of 38 essays, observations and stories that chronicle the pain and pleasure in being a football fan. Among the authors included in The NFL Super Bowl Companion are, Carl Hiaasen, Tony Hillerman, Pete Rozelle, Pete Hamill, August Wilson, Jack Kemp, and Jay Leno. Published in conjunction with the NFL, The NFL Super Bowl Companion is a truly unique collection of stories available for the first time in one epic volume.

Author Notes

John Wiebusch has written or edited some 200 books and numerous national magazines, including PRO! GameDay , NFL Insider , and every Super Bowl Game Program beginning with Super Bowl VI. He is a former writer for the Los Angeles Times and Minneapolis Tribune . He lives in Topanga, California.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Can't stand the pregame Super Bowl hype? Are the endless personal profiles of second-string offensive tackles and their personal triumphs over hair loss wearing . . . well, thin? This wonderful collection is the perfect antidote to pregame--or midseason--boredom. The contributors come from diverse fields: politics, comedy, mainstream literature, mystery writing, and journalism. Among those represented are Andy Rooney, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Eugene McCarthy, Dave Barry, Robert James Waller, and David Letterman. Highlights include former president Ford's memoir of youthful lessons learned on a football field, playwright August Wilson's recollections of Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, and former presidential candidate (and NFL quarterback) Jack Kemp's ruminations on race relations in the locker room. David Letterman's "NFL Scrapbook" is a collection of monologue jokes and "Top Ten Lists" that will leave readers giggling during crucial goal-line situations, much to the consternation of fellow spectators. Virtually all fans will find something here to touch their hearts or tickle their funny bones. Expect considerable long-term demand for a wonderful collection of timeless football literature. --Wes Lukowsky