Friday, October 15, 2010

Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback: A Fully Caffeinated Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the NFL

Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback: A Fully Caffeinated Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the NFL Review



"Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback: A fully caffeinated guide to everything you need to know about the NFL", by sports-journalist and television analyst Peter King, is basically a compilation of some of his columns from his popular "Monday Morning Quarterback" column on Sports Illustrated's web site, along with some new filler, such as his list of the 100 greatest players of all time.

If you've never read Mr King, as a sportswriter he typically treads the middle ground between the purely cerebral analysts and the unabashed fan-boys, leaning slightly toward the fan side of the equation. He enjoys wide access to players, coaches, general managers, and team owners, in part because he's very good at what he does, in part because he typically doesn't bash anyone unless they've truly well earned it, and in part because he's enthusiastic about what he does and I think it shows. His columns, while primarily about professional football, tend to regularly wander over into other topics that are of interest to him, such as good coffee, travel, baseball, and (until they graduated from college) his daughters' sports careers. Although some people may disagree, I find this digression from strictly writing on football to be entertaining, and after you follow Mr King's writing for awhile, it almost seems like you're reading a letter from a good friend or relative letting you know what he's been up to.

You don't have to be familiar with Mr. King's work to enjoy the columns in this book. Because of the wide access he has with the teams and players, he's able to give you behind-the-curtain views of many big stories, such a discussion with former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi on the drafting of Eli Manning. Mr. King writes with wit, style, humor, and warmth, so the book is a very easy and entertaining read. I suspect that the book will primarily be bought by fans of the column, but as I mentioned above, it can be enjoyed by all.



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More than two million people a week rush to SI.com to read Peter King's column, Monday Morning Quarterback. There they find a potent mix of analysis, opinion, humor and inside-the-NFL locker- room information delivered as no one else can. In this book, King, the award-winning Sports Illustrated pro football writer, brings the same blend of wit and wisdom, ranging from his famous "10 Things I Think I Think" to his Top 100 player rankings; from the football clich├ęs he hates to the coaching hires he loves; from Brett Favre's golf game to Peyton Manning's comedic skills. And all freshly flavored with King's inimitable observations on the best hotels, the worst airports, the greatest traditions-and coffee, coffee, coffee. There is no journalist better connected to the NFL's players, coaches, general managers and owners, and no writer renders the inside information as entertainingly as Peter King.



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