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The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game--and Why Hardcover – September 15, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: MVP Books; Second Edition, Second, Revised Edition edition (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760343713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760343715
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“In game after game we thought we knew well, McGinn sheds the kind of light that only a deft student of the game can.” - Peter King, Sports Illustrated
“You might think you know a lot about football—about why a particular team won the Super Bowl, or maybe why a particular team lost. But unless and until you read Bob McGinn’s The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, you won’t have a clue just how much more there is to know. - USA Today
"When I read this book I thought, Wow, this is the perfect book for me. I've always wanted to know about other Super Bowls. The X's and O's are the reason why I couldn't put it down. The interviews are unbelievable. It was just very informative. There was a lot of history I didn't know. I definitely recommend it." - LeRoy Butler, former Super Bowl champion with the 1996 Green Bay Packers
“The best book ever on America’s greatest game. THE VERDICT: Essential for all football lovers.” - Library Journal starred review
“Bob McGinn is one of the best pro football writers in the country. His attention to detail is unmatched. The care he has taken in this book to break down each Super Bowl game reveals a new dimension on the players and the games. Bob has captured the best of this country's most celebrated sporting event. It is one of the most compelling NFL works I have read.” - Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports

From the Back Cover

The Ultimate Super Bowl Book goes beyond the hype and hoopla of football’s annual main event to explore every NFL championship game played since January 1967. With stories, stats, and quotes from the men who were there, author Bob McGinn dissects how each team—both the winners and the losers—was built to championship-caliber status, where each team’s strengths and weaknesses lay, what strategies were employed, what adjustments were made and unexpected events transpired, and ultimately, how victory was achieved. Filled with quotes from players, coaches, and team officials, each game analysis provides an inside look at what went on in the locker rooms, on the sidelines, and between the goal posts for every Super Bowl. An in-depth statistical record and top ten lists of the most memorable performances round out this authoritative, comprehensive look at a seminal sporting event.
 
Praise for the first edition of The Ultimate Super Bowl Book:
 
“In game after game we thought we knew well, McGinn sheds the kind of light that only a deft student of the game can.”
— Peter King, Sports Illustrated
 
“You might think you know a lot about football—about why a particular team won the Super Bowl, or maybe why a particular team lost. But unless and until you read Bob McGinn’s The Ultimate Super Bowl Book, you won’t have a clue just how much more there is to know.
USA Today
 
“When I read this book I thought, Wow, this is the perfect book for me. . . . The X's and O's are the reason I couldn't put it down. The interviews are unbelievable. It was very informative. There was a lot of history I didn't know. I definitely recommend it.”
— LeRoy Butler, former Super Bowl champion with the 1996 Green Bay Packers
 
“. . . the best book ever on America’s greatest game. THE VERDICT: Essential for all football lovers.”
Library Journal starred review
 
“Bob McGinn is one of the best pro football writers in the country. His attention to detail is unmatched. The care he has taken in this book to break down each Super Bowl game reveals a new dimension on the players and the games. Bob has captured the best of this country's most celebrated sporting event. It is one of the most compelling NFL works I have read.” 
— Kevin Harlan, CBS Sports

 


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Even if your team hasn't won a Super Bowl, you'll love this book if you're a football fan.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bobby F on December 27, 2009
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This books lives up to its title. The author went back and spoke to players and coaches of both teams in each game and actually mined quotes that divulged real opinions on why the games were won and lost -- not the pre-programmed dribble and coachspeak we've all become accustomed to hearing these days. Growing up in South Florida during the early 1980's as a Miami Dolphins fan it was eye opening to read the quotes from Bill Walsh about how he and his 49ers team totally disrespected the Dolphins defense leading up to Super Bowl XIX (citing a lack of talent and giving Don Shula credit for getting the team as far as he did). It was also interesting to to learn that the reason the Bills lost 4 in a row was because they were a collection of selfish stars rather than a cohesive team. This book is well worth the Amazon price (less than $14) and is a book that I know I will pick up to read again and again because of the anecdotes and stories. Bravo.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard W. Stuck on December 1, 2009
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This book grabbed my attention from the start and was impossible to put down. Even though we already know the bare facts: Who-What-When-Where, the author gives us the WHY and the HOW - making each game come alive again. I felt like I was with these teams from the meeting rooms to the practice fields and right into the game-day lockerroom...this is a MUST-READ which will turn even the casual football fan into a much more enlightened one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. E. Bushman on February 3, 2010
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What makes this book such a treasure is how each Super Bowl is treated with the same respect. When most books pick a few of the better games to highlight, McGinn gives each one its props. The story for each game is a great timepiece that's not totally retrospective and reverential in view. Whichever team played and whatever the outcome, that Super Bowl was the biggest game of the year "that year". Each one deserves its own nod, because each had its own story.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dale Jarvi on February 22, 2010
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Bob McGinn is a great sportswriter. He has compiled the best, and most information-laden book on all of the Super Bowl games. It is a 'must-have' for all football fans. His behind-the-scenes stories with the players or coaches telling their side of the story is just great. You will throughly enjoy this book if you are a football fan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Verdun on April 14, 2010
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This book is a must-have for serious football fans. I can't recommend it enough. Even if you consider yourself a football expert, there is plenty in this book that will teach you something about the game. Bob McGinn knows the game from covering it at the highest level since the 1970s. Moreover, he knows who to go to for the key information. This book doesn't just focus on rehashing old stories; it gets behind the headlines with those who really know the game like assistant coaches. This book isn't about the glitzy halftime shows or the overpriced commercials; it's about what happened in the film rooms, practices and Super Bowls themselves. The Ultimate Super Bowl is a touchdown all the way.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BW on December 1, 2009
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Even if your team hasn't won a Super Bowl, you'll love this book if you're a football fan. There are a lot of fine details into what each team's strategy was going into the game including what worked and what didn't. Really interesting stuff.
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By Mollydolly7 on July 6, 2014
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Husband loved this book!
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By Daniel Robak on February 27, 2014
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Very detailed and complete with lots of interesting stories. If you want to know everything about all the Super Bowls, this is the ticket!
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