Bringing the Heat

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 497 pages
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Bringing the Heat is the story of one team's season-long campaign for the NFL championship, told through the personal stories of the men on the field and the coaches, managers, and owner on the sidelines. The team is the 1992 Philadelphia Eagles, a group of players assembled in the iconoclastic image of their former head coach Buddy Ryan. They are known throughout the league for their ferocious defense and for the otherworldly talents of their quarterback Randall Cunningham.
Award-winning journalist Mark Bowden gets deep inside the world of professional football in a way no writer has ever done before, with an insightful and hilarious portrait of one of the most exciting teams ever to play the game. He spares none of the game's ugliness - the greed, the racism, and the often sadistic violence - while capturing the beauty of athleticism at its highest level, the courage of men who face each play knowing that one bad hit can end a career, and above all the exultant glory of victory that inspires their struggle to be the best.

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User Review  - Eric Swanson - Goodreads

"Bringing the Heat" is one of the true classics of sportswriting, along with Buzz Bissinger's "Friday Night Lights." True,there are some significant differences: Bowden focuses on the Philadelphia ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johnrylelawsoniii - Goodreads

If Tom Wolfe wrote about football, this is the type of book he'd write. Read full review

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Mark Bowden Mark Bowden has been a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty-one years and has won many national awards for his writing. He is the author of "Black Hawk Down," "Bringing the Heat," "Doctor Dealer" and, most recently, "Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw." Bowden has also written for Talk, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and Playboy, among others. The original series of articles which became "Black Hawk Down" earned him the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award, and made him a finalist for the NBA in nonfiction.

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