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The Ultimate Super Bowl Book

A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game--and Why

The Ultimate Super Bowl Book
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Author:

Bob McGinn

Format: Hardcover, 416 Pages
ISBN: 9780760343715
Publisher: MVP Books
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Illustrations: 11 b/w photos
Size: 7.25 x 9.25
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Sep. 15, 2012
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With a television viewership of over 100 million people and hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on tickets, concessions, and merchandise alone, the Super Bowl is the greatest game on Earth. Offering in-depth analysis, detailed statistics, play-by-play recaps, and post-game insights for every Super Bowl ever played, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is the most definitive reference to this iconic sporting event, exploring all the high and lows from more than four decades of gridiron drama, with stories and quotes from the men who made history on football’s biggest stage.
 
In addition to a comprehensive examination of each Super Bowl played since 1967, the book presents features on the greatest individual performances in Super Bowl history—from Joe Namath to Joe Montana, Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers, Marcus Allen to Emmitt Smith, Jack Lambert to James Harrison—and the best and worst decisions by some legendary coaches, including Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy, and more. Author Bob McGinn weighs in on the biggest Super Bowl shockers, the worst blunders, and the most entertaining characters. Quotes from players and coaches take you to the sidelines and into the huddle with the greatest teams in Super Bowl History, including the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and more.
 
No sporting event can compete with the Super Bowl—and no book can compete with this one as the ultimate reference to the ultimate game!
Bob McGinn has covered more than 20 Super Bowls as a sportswriter for two Wisconsin newspapers, The Green Bay Press-Gazette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A five-time Wisconsin State sportswriter of the year, he has won numerous writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Pro Football Writers of America. In 1998, McGinn was selected as one of America's top 20 sportswriters by Men's Journal, and in 2005 he was a finalist for the McCann Award, given each year to one writer for reporting on pro football. McGinn was the main writer on The Road to Glory: The Inside Story of the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI Championship Season. A native of Escanaba and a graduate of the University of Michigan, he was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He lives in Green Bay.

Bob McGinn has covered more than 20 Super Bowls as a sportswriter for two Wisconsin newspapers, The Green Bay Press-Gazette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A five-time Wisconsin State sportswriter of the year, he has won numerous writing awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Pro Football Writers of America. In 1998, McGinn was selected as one of America’s top 20 sportswriters by Men’s Journal, and in 2005 he was a finalist for the McCann Award, given each year to one writer for reporting on pro football. McGinn was the main writer on The Road to Glory: The Inside Story of the Packers’ Super Bowl XXXI Championship Season. A native of Escanaba and a graduate of the University of Michigan, he was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He lives in Green Bay.

“In game after game we thought we knew well, McGinn sheds the kind of light that only a deft student of the game can.” - Peter King, Sports Illustrated “You might think you know a lot about football—about why a particular team won the Super Bowl, or maybe why a particular team lost. But unless and until you read Bob McGinn’s The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, you won’t have a clue just how much more there is to know. - USA Today "When I read this book I thought, Wow, this is the perfect book for me. I've always wanted to know about other Super Bowls. The X's and O's are the reason why I couldn't put it down. The interviews are unbelievable. It was just very informative. There was a lot of history I didn't know. I definitely recommend it." - LeRoy Butler, former Super Bowl champion with the 1996 Green Bay Packers “The best book ever on America’s greatest game. THE VERDICT: Essential for all football lovers.” - Library Journal starred review “Bob McGinn is one of the best pro football writers in the country. His attention to detail is unmatched. The care he has taken in this book to break down each Super Bowl game reveals a new dimension on the players and the games. Bob has captured the best of this country's most celebrated sporting event. It is one of the most compelling NFL works I have read.”  - Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports

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Contents
 
Foreword by Michael MacCambridge
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ten Greatest Super Bowl Games
I - Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1967
II - Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders, 1968
Top Ten Characters
III - New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, 1969
IV - Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1970
Ten Most Significant Field Goals
V - Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1971
VI - Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins, 1972
VII - Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins, 1973
VIII - Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1974
IX - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1975
Top Ten Coaches
X - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1976
Ten Best Performances by a Wide Receiver
XI - Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1977
Ten Hardest Hits
XII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos, 1978
Ten Worst Performances by a Quarterback
XIII - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1979
XIV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1980
Ten Best Performances by a Linebacker
XV - Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1981
XVI - San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1982
XVII - Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins, 1983
Ten Best Running Plays
XVIII - Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins, 1984
Ten Best Performances by a Running Back  
XIX - San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins, 1985
Ten Best Performances by a Quarterback
XX - Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots, 1986
XXI - New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos, 1987
XXII - Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos, 1988
Top Ten Unexpected Heroes
XXIII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1989
XXIV - San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos, 1990
XXV - New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills, 1991
XXVI - Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills, 1992
Top Ten Coaching Goats
XXVII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, 1993
XXVIII - Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills, 1994
XXIX - San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers, 1995
Ten Best Performances by a Defensive Back
XXX - Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996
Ten Best Performances by a Defensive Lineman
XXXI - Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots, 1997
XXXII - Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers, 1998
Ten Who Played Hurt
Ten Most Significant Injuries
XXXIII - Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1999
Top Ten Goats (Player)
XXXIV - St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans, 2000
XXXV - Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants, 2001
XXXVI - New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams, 2002
Top Ten Super Bowl Upsets
XXXVII - Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, 2003
XXXVIII - New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers, 2004
XXXIX - New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 2005
XL - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 2006
Top Ten Defensive Coaching Jobs
XLI - Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears, 2007
Top Ten Kick Returns
XLII - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, 2008
Top Ten Plays by a Wide Receiver
XLIII - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 2009
Ten Best Defensive Plays
XLIV - New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts, 2010
XLV - Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 2011
XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, 2012
The Hall of Shame
Appendix: Super Bowl Record Book
Bibliography
Index
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