Football's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Bruising Backs, Savage Sacks, and Gridiron Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Oct 1, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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Readers will score a touchdown at their tailgate parties with Football’s Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Bruising Backs, Savage Sacks, and Gridiron Oddities by Walter Harvey. With fun facts and amazing anecdotes from professional and college football, it’s sure to delight fans new and old while presenting a wealth of interesting and amusing tidbits and trivia.

Harvey takes over in the second half after a stellar performance by the starter, Football’s Most Wanted™, and is poised to lead your team to victory. With more than fifty additional top-ten lists on a plethora of pigskin possibilities, there’s something here for everybody. Harvey includes information on some of the greatest gridiron rivalries, amazing football streaks and records, the youngest coaches and oldest players, famous and defunct college football bowls, coaches who both excelled and failed when making the jump from college to the pros, and the most entertaining touchdown celebrations. He touches on footballers who go into commercials, introduces the famous “other halves” of football players, and even details ten of the longest scoring plays in NFL history.

Football’s Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Bruising Backs, Savage Sacks, and Gridiron Oddities is a sure score for every fan.
 

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Contents

Great rookiefreshman seasons
1
Famous names in American football
7
Milestone football numbers
11
Where football gets a lot of its expressions
14
Teams that challenged the 1972 Dolphins perfect season
17
Players the veterans called veterans
21
The rawest of raw coaches
24
Finding success in their second city
28
They lost to whom?
128
The NFLs top interceptors
133
The best college teams square off
137
Great football on the silver screen
143
The entire film should have been left on the cutting room floor
148
Fantastic football books
152
Famous wivesgirlfriends
157
Football players as pitchmen
162

The greatest moments in the snow
32
Retired jerseys
37
The great football stadiums
41
From a tiny college to NFL stardom
47
Great end zone celebrations
52
Guys who just did not work out
56
College greatness does not equate to pro success
61
Lateround gems in the NFL draft
66
Nine greatand one not so greatfootball streaks
71
Players who inspire chants from the home crowd
75
The mostplayed college football rivalries
78
Lopsided college rivalries
82
Great moments of Monday Night Football
86
From the NCAA to NFL success
92
They should have stayed in school
98
NFL coaches returning to the college sidelines
103
Coaches who have taken the most colleges to bowl games
108
Arent these games supposed to be competitive?
113
Realwell real obscurecollege bowl games
117
Cant anybody here figure out how to crown a national champion?
120
Long plays in NFL history
167
Coaches replaced by the alltime greats
172
Taking over when the great ones step down
176
What do they call them?
180
Players who own other teams
185
Great games that went beyond sixty minutes
190
Highscoring hijinks
196
Stadiums that served as homes away from home
201
Great comefrombehind wins
206
Twins in the NFL
211
Another selection of gridiron digits
214
College rivalry trophies
218
Wild things happen on Wild Card Weekend
222
College QBs who played elsewhere as pros
228
Memorable moments on Thanksgiving
233
Famous Hail Mary finishes
237
Bibliography
243
Index
247
About the Author
259
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Walter Harvey is the author of The Super Bowl’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Big-Game Heroes, Pigskin Zeroes, and Championship Oddities. An advertising copywriter and a marketing veteran of the book publishing industry, he has worked on campaigns for such bestselling authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Helen Fielding. He is a lifelong fan and one-time season-ticket holder of the New York Jets, and he still holds out hope his beloved team will return to the big game. He lives in Highland Mills, New York.

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