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The Resource Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich

Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich

Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times
Title
Big game
Title remainder
the NFL in dangerous times
Statement of responsibility
Mark Leibovich
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Like millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned into pro football than he'd care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is, until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark's call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady--Deflategate--whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners' meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, BIG GAME is a chronicle of "peak football"--the high point of the sport's economic success and cultural dominance, but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth, but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for "not for long," but as the true impact of concussions becomes inescapable background noise, it's increasingly difficult to enjoy the simple glory of football without the buzz-kill of its obvious consequences. And that was before Donald Trump. In 2016, Mark's day job caught up with him, and the NFL slammed headlong into America's culture wars. BIG GAME is a journey through an epic storm. Through it all, Leibovich always keeps one eye on Tom Brady and his beloved Patriots, through to the 2018 Super Bowl. Pro football, this hilarious and enthralling book proves, may not be the sport America needs, but it is most definitely the sport we deserve." -- From Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leibovich, Mark
Dewey number
796.332/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
GV955.5.N35
LC item number
L45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • Football
Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Brief portions of this work, some in slightly different form, first appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Football, in spite of itself -- Respite -- The Super Bowl without jock straps -- The monkey's ass -- Nuggets -- "Tom Brady here" -- "Beware the pissed off pretty boy" -- Garish fist ornaments -- Ballghazi -- Cheater -- No one buys tickets to watch a morality play -- Dings? -- Whuppings -- "We pay him damn well to be neutral" -- No broke dicks -- Roger and me -- The big splat -- Immortality gets old -- "Start blow-drying Teddy Koppel's hair 'cause this one's done" -- American carnage -- Patriotism -- Cheesehead elegy -- "We don't want you in Los Angeles" -- "I'm drunk, I'm stupid, I'm a Pats fan," the man told police -- The TV reporter in the Belichick underwear -- Clocks and sitcoms -- Turn-ons -- This man's liver belongs in Canton -- "Faith, family, and football...probably not in that order" -- "We need a black Charlton Heston" -- Just compartmentalize, baby -- The last visit
Control code
sky293076995
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 373 pages ;
Isbn
9780399185427
Lccn
2018022700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 09/18
Other physical details
mostly color illustrations
Label
Big game : the NFL in dangerous times, Mark Leibovich
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Brief portions of this work, some in slightly different form, first appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Football, in spite of itself -- Respite -- The Super Bowl without jock straps -- The monkey's ass -- Nuggets -- "Tom Brady here" -- "Beware the pissed off pretty boy" -- Garish fist ornaments -- Ballghazi -- Cheater -- No one buys tickets to watch a morality play -- Dings? -- Whuppings -- "We pay him damn well to be neutral" -- No broke dicks -- Roger and me -- The big splat -- Immortality gets old -- "Start blow-drying Teddy Koppel's hair 'cause this one's done" -- American carnage -- Patriotism -- Cheesehead elegy -- "We don't want you in Los Angeles" -- "I'm drunk, I'm stupid, I'm a Pats fan," the man told police -- The TV reporter in the Belichick underwear -- Clocks and sitcoms -- Turn-ons -- This man's liver belongs in Canton -- "Faith, family, and football...probably not in that order" -- "We need a black Charlton Heston" -- Just compartmentalize, baby -- The last visit
Control code
sky293076995
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 373 pages ;
Isbn
9780399185427
Lccn
2018022700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 09/18
Other physical details
mostly color illustrations

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