I grew up with Walter Payton as my heroe and role model. I owe my love of football to not just my father, who I thank for getting me so interested in such a wonderful game and team like the Chicago Bears, but I also owe my love of the game to my heroe...Sweet #34, Walter Payton. This man embodied what it is to be a true player of the game by not just playing while hurt but encouraging others do to the same. He defines what a team leader is all about by also encouraging everyone to play to their full potential.
This book is one of the best books I have read in a very long time, I enjoyed it tremendously. Last book I enjoyed this much was "Papa Bear - The Life And Legacy Of George Halas". I will admit that it brought many tears to my eyes but I still read every word through the tear filled eyes. It just brought back so many memories of being at many of the games they talk about in the book...his record setting or breaking games especially. It also showed that he was just human...like the rest of us and that we all have faults, including Walter and the great thing is he wasn't afraid to admit it. I absolutely love the format that the book was written in, even if it wasn't in the original format they wanted to take (because his death came way to soon), to have so many views/opinions of so many of Walters family...team mates...coaches...personal staff....friends...other NFL players, etc. It gives the whole view from many directions.
I would recommend this to anyone, even if you weren't a Walter Payton fan....you will be by the time you finish this book. Can't wait to read the book by Jeff Pearlman.