Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?

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Sports Pub. L.L.C., 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 414 pages
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This book is about one man's life as a football coach and much more. Forty-seven years of joyous celebrations after victories and crushing disappointments after defeats are encompassed in it, but it is about more than just touchdowns and interceptions. It is about how a person like Marv Levy, dedicated to his life's work, can begin his career as the obscure assistant coach of a high school junior varsity team and then one day, decades later, lead his men out onto the field in football's greatest spectacle--the Super Bowl. Readers are invited to come experience what it was like to be on the sidelines and be the winning coach in a game that has been designated as the greatest upset in collegiate football history and then be there again 25 years later when an injury-riddled team, losing 35-3 in the second half, rallies and then miraculously goes on to achieve the greatest comeback victory in the history of the National Football League. Fans will learn what it was like to wallow in the exhilaration that comes from leading a team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, only to follow it with the desolation that strikes when all four of those games end in defeat. But they will also learn about the character, persistence, and personalities of those incomparable Buffalo Bills of the 1990s who so resolutely pursued their impossible dream. There will be some laughs and there may be some tears. Readers will meet the people who shaped this coach's life, and they will wind up feeling close to them. They will look forward to each adventure contained in these pages, and when each new one does come, they are likely to say, along with the author, "Where else would I rather be than right here--rightnow!"

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

This book is a ton of fun. Marv rocks. Read full review

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User Review  - John Rollo - Goodreads

I am a huge fan of biographies, they are my favorite type of book and especially auto-biographies. These are my favorite types of books because I feel you can learn so much about life in general just ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Marv Levy has always been unlike any other football coach. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate-and holder of a master's degree in English history from Harvard-he has combined brains and brawn in a unique way. After coaching in the college ranks at Coe College, the University of New Mexico, the University of California (Berkeley), and the College of William & Mary, Coach Levy won two Grey Cup championships with the Mondreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He then worked his way through the NFL ranks, eventually leading the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. He was named Coach of the Year twice, in 1988 and 1995, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. His legendary good nature and grand sense of humor are frequently on display in popular television beer commercials. His biography, Where Else Would You Rather Be, reached New York Times Best-Seller status in 2004. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Mary Frances. This is his first work of fiction.

Jim Kelly was the quarterback who helped take the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances under Levy. In addition to holding numerous records in the NFL, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He lives in East Aurora, New York.

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