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Pain gang : pro football's fifty toughest players

Author: Neil Reynolds
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Profiles some of the toughest, meanest, most inspirational, and hardest working men in the history of professional football.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reynolds, Neil, 1972-
Pain gang.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006
(DLC) 2006003304
(OCoLC)63277915
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Reynolds
ISBN: 9781612343372 1612343376
OCLC Number: 755582551
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Quarterbacks. Y.A. Tittle : leaving it all on the field ; Johnny Unitas : the quarterback nobody wanted ; John Brodie : if it keeps breaking, don't fix it ; Archie Manning : taking a beating in the Big Easy ; Joe Montana : the King of Cool ; Brett Favre : playing for free ; Steve McNair : there's doubtful, questionable--
and McNair ; Donovan McNabb : leading by example --
Running backs. Bronko Nagurski : the original tough guy ; Clarke Hinkle : battling with The Bronk ; Marion Motley : breaking down barriers ; Jim Brown : superman in cleats ; Jim Taylor : running with power ; Larry Csonka : country toughness ; Rocky Bleier : a comeback for the ages ; Walter Payton : sweetness had toughness ; Earl Campbell : tough to bring down ; Emmitt Smith : shouldering the load --
Receivers and tight ends. Tommy McDonald : the little man with the big heart ; Mike Ditka : born to be tough ; Mark Bavaro : don't call me Rambo --
Offensive linemen. George Trafton : The Brute ; Mel Hein : the sixty-minute man ; Frank Kinard : The Bruiser ; Jim Otto : Mr. Consistency ; Bob Brown : a booming presence --
Defensive linemen. Len Ford : overcoming the odds ; Ernie Stautner : a pile-driving force ; Gino Marchetti : the survival instinct ; Deacon Jones : the sack master ; Joe Greene : they called him "Mean" ; Jack Youngblood : playing with pain ; Randy White : shark eyes ; Dan Hampton : the Windy City warrior --
Linebackers. Chuck Bednarik : last of the two-way terrors ; Sam Huff : in the spotlight ; Jack Pardee : From Junction to the NFL ; Ray Nitschke : if looks could kill ; Dave Wilcox : The Intimidator ; Dick Butkus : One tough hombre ; Willie Lanier : the thinking man's linebacker ; Jack Lambert : man of steel ; Mike Singletary : the eyes have it ; Lawrence Taylor : NFL wild man ; Tedy Bruschi : back in the game --
Defensive backs. Dick "Night Train" Lane : the unlikeliest Hall of Famer ; Larry Wilson : every quarterback's nightmare ; Mel Blount : in your face ; Ronnie Lott : NFL kamikaze ; Rodney Harrison : demanding respect ; The toughest ever?
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No sport demands toughness more than professional football, and no sport celebrates it with as much joy, excitement, and pride. John Madden annually offers his picks of the top tough guys, and sick  Read more...

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"An exhaustive look at some of the NFL's greatest stars." --Paul Zimmerman, Dr. Z of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

 
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