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Blitz: An autobiography Hardcover – 1987

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One of the premier linebackers in pro football for 14 seasons, Jackson played a vital role in helping the Denver Broncos reach two Super Bowls in 1977 and 1987, for his teammates consistently voted him the most inspirational player. Here, with the aid of former newspaper columnist Paige (Orange Madness), he describes those 14 years, which constituted an amazing record of longevity as a linebacker. Perhaps since he has now retired, he does not hesitate to air his likes and dislikes, to characterize former Denver coach John Ralston as an incompetent, ex-owner Edgar Kaiser as a money-grubbing hypocrite and player Jack Tatum as a sadist. But he is generous with his praise, too, for John Elway, Dick Butkus, Charley Joiner and many others. A candid and readable volume. Photos not seen by PW. 35,000 first printing; $35,000 ad/promo.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books (1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809246627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809246625
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Jackson is great as a sports commentator but what some people don't know is he could flat out play and in his day like Elway, change the direction of a game. I grew up watching Tommy play and boy could he ever. TJ's book recalls his first seasons with the Broncos and the growing pains of the team and oganization going from perennial doormats to a competitive team. Great stories of some of the characters a long the way. How the linebacking corps jelled into a force in the Orange Crush years. He covers the Ralston mutiny, when as a team they felt they were so close to a talented aquad, but not getting where they needed to be without change. Its just a great book for anyone that can recall those times regardless if you were an adult or in grade school. I don't remember anyone before or since that loved playing the game with more passion and intensity then Tom Jackson. TJ was just fun to watch. Randy Gradishar was a great linebacker but watching TJ harass, maul or just outright train wreck the opponents was something to see. As good a linebacking crew that played the game. He pays tribute to a lot of those guys and even fairly gives Ralston his due as an assembler of talent. He made a spot on prediction of Elway making more Super Bowl visits and his eventual success years later. I found this book used and started reading it, only to find I could not put it down. I read it all this afternoon. He just does a great job of letting you know just how greatful he was to play a game he loved for back in those days a little as 25,000 a year. I believe he really did hate the Oakland Raiders and probably still does to this day. Any Bronco fan has to appreciate that. 76-77 the season that Denver went Bronco crazy what a nice read. This book is even autographed from TJ how cool is that.
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Tom Jackson was a hometown hero whn he played for the Broncos. It was nice to read about his personal life.
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