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Promises to Keep: My Inspired Run from Syracuse to Denver to the Hall Hardcover – August 10, 2012
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About the Author
Floyd Little was the first draft pick to ever sign with the Denver Broncos. Known as “the Franchise,” he played in five Pro Bowls, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Broncos Ring of Fame. He lives in Syracuse, New York. Tom Mackie is a freelance writer and member of the Pro Football Writers Association of America. They are the coauthors of Floyd Little’s Tales from the Broncos Sideline. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Tom Coughlin is a Syracuse graduate and the head coach of the NFL’s New York Giants. He led the Giants to victories in Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. He lives in Park Ridge, New Jersey.
Top Customer Reviews
Floyd was a childhood hero of mine. I watched many of his games live from the old South Stands of Mile High Stadium during his playing career (1967-75). This book gave me a behind the scenes look at what REALLY was going on with Floyd during his years with the Broncos. I loved all the stories he shares about interactions with his teammates and coaches. How Floyd body slammed offensive tackle Mike Current to the ground at half time because of Current's uninspired play in one game, how defensive end Lyle Alzado, big ego and all, would intentionally jump off sides so he could hear his name over the stadium public address system, and how the Denver players had to endure the tirades of head coach Lou Saban. These and many other stories will be of great interest to anyone who was a fan of the Broncos in those years.
More than a behind the scenes look at pro football, though, Promises to Keep is also a motivational tale. "I wanted to write this book in the hope of inspiring fans like you to go out and fulfill your own dreams," Floyd writes on page 1. "If you're not doing everything you can to live your dream, you have to ask yourself, 'What am I waiting for?' Life is not a dress rehearsal. It's the only one you get."
Floyd's life story is inspiring. He was a troubled youth who grew up in poverty. "I was shy and self-conscious," Floyd writes. The outgoing Floyd Little was shy? I would have never guessed. He overcomes a difficult childhood to become his high school class president and a team leader at Syracuse University.Read more ›
I had the pleasure of being there when he opened the present and his pleasure was very noticeable. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but the gift hit the bullseye.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Floyd Little was a great running back. However, I'm a Redskins fan, going back to the 1970s, and so My great running back was Larry Brown...who was Little's contemporary. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Frank W. Berger
Great book of a classmate at both Troup Junior High School and Hillhouse High School. A tremendous story in perseverance! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bob Manz