Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy

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Da Capo Press, Aug 28, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 336 pages
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In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes readers into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry—when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and set new standards for quarterback excellence.

The two men couldn't have been more different in background, personality, and playing style, and their competition created as much tension as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he was still the game's best quarterback and Young to prove that he was a worthy successor.

Featuring candid interviews with Montana, Young, Jerry Rice, George Seifert, and many more, Best of Rivals brings to life the story of two sports legends, the golden era of football their rivalry presided over, and the amazing legacy it produced.
 

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Contents

May 12 1987
1
Crystal Joe
3
The Comeback Kid
19
Great Expectations
37
Stirring Something Up
53
Joe Cool and Mr Hyperactivity
73
The Orchestrator
105
The Next One
123
Dream On
185
The Monkey on My Back
213
Here We Go Again
233
Forever Young
243
Acknowledgments
247
Notes
249
Original Interviews Conducted by the Author
293
Index
295

A Year Early
139
Pandoras Box
161

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About the author (2012)

Adam Lazarus is a member of the Professional Football Writers of America, is the author of Super Bowl Monday: The New York Giants, The Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV, and the coauthor of Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Sarah, and their boxers, Hannah and Montana.

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