It's Only a Game

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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This is the absolutely guaranteed 100% mostly true story of Terry Bradshaw: the man who gained sports immortality as the first quarterback to win four Super Bowls -- and the man who later became America's most popular sports broadcaster.
"I had a real job once," begins a memoir as honest, unexpected, and downright hysterical as Bradshaw himself. From his humble beginnings in Shreveport, Louisiana, to his success as the centerpiece of the highest-rated football studio show in television history, Terry has always understood the importance of hard work. A veritable jack-of-all-trades, he has probably held more jobs than any other football Hall of Famer ever: pipeline worker, youth minister, professional singer, actor, television and radio talk show host, and now one of the nation's most popular speakers.
But let's not forget one of the reasons why so many people know and love Terry Bradshaw: he won four Super Bowls! In It's Only A Game, Terry brings the reader right into the huddle and describes the game from the bottom of a two-ton pile to the top of the sports world. You'll sit right on the fifty-yard line and watch as Terry earns the title world's greatest benchwarmer. And you'll also hear about the single greatest play in pro football -- the Immaculate Reception -- as he never saw it.
It's Only A Game is much more than a collection of Terry Bradshaw's favorite and funniest stories, it is the personal account of a great man's search for life before and after only Terry could tell it.

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We drove on the Terry Bradshaw Passway through Shreveport, so it was only fitting that we listen to Terry's book. He reads the book himself, so it's filled with his own excitement and laughing at his ... Read full review

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Bradshaw is an Emmy Award-winning sports analyst with the Fox Network's NFL Sunday. However, his true claim to fame is his two Super Bowl MVP awards, earned with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is ... Read full review

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Terry Bradshaw, after leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowls, retired in 1983. Since then he has acted in movies, recorded gospel & country-western albums, had his own television & radio programs, done numerous commercials & become the most popular sports broadcaster on television & one the leading inspirational speakers in America.

David Fisher collaborated with baseball umpire Ron Luciano on his two best sellers. Both "The Umpire Strides Back" & "Strike Two" were "New York Times" best sellers. "Umpire" was excerpted two consecutive weeks by "Sports Illustrated", the first time that magazine ever did so. Fisher also collaborated with baseball manager Tommy Lasorda on his best selling autobiography "The Artful Dodger", as well as with San Diego Chargers former owner Gene Klein on the extremely well-reviewed football story, "First Down & a Billion". He also wrote the recent "New York Times" best sellers "Been There, Done That" with Eddie Fisher and "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man" with William Shatner.

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