Boys Will Be Boys (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
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They were America's Team—the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, and Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, the Cowboys rank among the greatest of all NFL dynasties.

In similar fashion to his New York Times bestseller The Bad Guys Won!, about the 1986 New York Mets, in Boys Will Be Boys, award-winning writer Jeff Pearlman chronicles the outrageous antics and dazzling talent of a team fueled by ego, sex, drugs—and unrivaled greatness. Rising from the ashes of a 1–15 season in 1989 to capture three Super Bowl trophies in four years, the Dallas Cowboys were guided by a swashbuckling, skirt-chasing, power-hungry owner, Jerry Jones, and his two eccentric, hard-living coaches, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer. Together the three built a juggernaut that America loved and loathed.

But for a team that was so dominant on Sundays, the Cowboys were often a dysfunctional circus the rest of the week. Irvin, nicknamed "The Playmaker," battled dual addictions to drugs and women. Charles Haley, the defensive colossus, presided over the team's infamous "White House," where the parties lasted late into the night and a steady stream of long-legged groupies came and went. And then there were Smith and Sanders, whose Texas-sized egos were eclipsed only by their record-breaking on-field perfomances.

With an unforgettable cast of characters and a narrative as hard-hitting and fast-paced as the team itself, Boys Will Be Boys immortalizes the most beloved—and despised—dynasty in NFL history.

  

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Review: Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Charles Haley has a gigantic penis. And he likes to slap people with it. This is one of the many entertaining anecdotes you will learn if you read this book. It is a well-told, often gripping look at ... Read full review

Review: Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty

User Review  - Josh Ruiz - Goodreads

Jeff Pearlman provides some excellent information regarding the rise and fall of the Dallas Cowboys franchise of the 1990's. As a Cowboys fan my whole life I found myself reliving the on field glory ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
8
CHAPTER 3
28
CHAPTER 4
39
CHAPTER 5
50
CHAPTER 6
58
Welcome to the Emmitt Zone
76
Chapter 8
93
Chapter 17
223
Chapter 18
233
Chapter 19
245
Chapter 20
256
Chapter 21
268
Chapter 22
288
Chapter 23
302
Chapter 24
323

Chapter 9
111
Chapter 10
122
Chapter 11
138
Chapter 12
153
Chapter 13
164
Chapter 14
180
Good Time? Lets Meet 12
197
Chapter 16
213
Chapter 25
339
Chapter 26
355
Acknowledgments
361
Endnotes
367
Bibliography
389
Index
393
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About the author (2009)

Jeff Pearlman is a columnist for SI.com, a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, and the critically acclaimed author of Boys Will Be Boys, The Bad Guys Won!, and Love Me, Hate Me.

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