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12 : the inside story of Tom Brady's fight for redemption

Author: Casey Sherman; Dave Wedge
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots--a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy--had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Biographies
Named Person: Tom Brady; Tom Brady
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Casey Sherman; Dave Wedge
ISBN: 9780316416382 031641638X
OCLC Number: 1011188947
Description: viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: San Francisco, California, May 19, 2015 --
A cold rain --
Storm fronts --
Pressure --
The ultimate fan --
The underdog --
Game changers --
Learning curve --
Taking hits --
It's good! --
Legendary status --
"It's about honor. It's about respect." --
Brady's new team --
Power play --
Kraft's counterattack --
Tom Brady vs. the NFL --
Highs and lows --
Isolation --
The return --
Rolling --
Freight train --
The ties that bind --
The locker room --
Fire and ice --
They will fight their asses off! --
No room for error --
Unsung heroes --
The steep climb --
You gotta believe --
Redemption --
Epilogue: Not done.
Other Titles: Twelve :
Responsibility: Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

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"In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots--a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy--had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks. As shockwaves rippled throughout the NFL system, the very legitimacy of one of the league's most popular teams and their star quarterback began to erode, even as the Patriots and Brady went on to win that year's Super Bowl. But as the celebrations gave way to the offseason, the investigation only intensified, reopening old wounds between the Patriots' powerful owner, Robert Kraft, and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Brady was devastated and seemingly more nervous in front of a judge that on a game-winning drive. When the dust settled, Brady would be able to play again - but only after watching the first four games of the 2016 season from his couch. The pressure couldn't have been more intense: Brady's legacy was at stake. If he failed to return to his usual self, all the critics and even the history books would have to put a giant asterisk next to his name, signifying one thing: he was a cheater. 12 is the propulsive story of this gritty comeback. It's a drama that unfolds in the locker room, the court room, and under the brightest lights in all of sports--the Super Bowl. Now for the first time, readers will have an exclusive look into Tom Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. With unprecedented access to Brady himself, his teammates, and his lawyers, we will see just how a football legend went up against one of the largest corporations in the world to stage the greatest comeback in NFL history and emerge a god of the gridiron."--Publisher's annotation.

In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots-- a team long suspected of abiding by the "if you ain't cheating you ain't trying" philosophy-- had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. A full-on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks, even as the Patriots and Brady went on to win that year's Super Bowl. When the dust settled, Brady would be able to play again-- but only after watching the first four games of the 2016 season from his couch. Sherman and Wedge provide an exclusive look into Brady's experience and the NFL's shocking strangle-hold on their players. -- adapted from publisher's info.

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