100 Yards Of Glory: The Greatest Moments In Nfl History

100 Yards Of Glory: The Greatest Moments In Nfl History

  • Publish Date: 2011-11-08
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Joe Garner Bob Costas
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Relive the greatest moments in the NFL

The Immaculate Reception. The Ice Bowl. The Music City Miracle. The Catch. For nearly a century, the National Football League has provided fans with pulse-pounding moments on the gridiron.
In the tradition of their best-selling collaboration And the Crowd Goes Wild, veteran chronicler of popular history Joe Garner and broadcast icon Bob Costas team up to bring fans this one-of-a-kind compendium of NFL history. 100 Yards of Glory celebrates 100 of professional footballs greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs. The richly illustrated text is accompanied by an original ten-part documentary, hosted by the inimitable Bob Costas, produced by an Emmy Awardwinning team, and featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFLs own archives.
From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relivesin print and on screenthe most unforgettable moments in the games history. 100 Yards of Glory is a must-have for any football fan.

Dont miss:
The infamous 1934 Sneakers Game
Roger Staubachs Hail Mary pass
Tony Dorsetts amazing 99-yard run
Coach Vince Lombardis firstand lastplayoff loss
The 1985 Chicago Bears defensethe Monsters of the Midway
Johnny U in the 1958 AFC Championship: The Greatest Game Ever Played
Eli Mannings Giants toppling Tom Bradys Patriots in Super Bowl XLII
Landrys Cowboys, Walshs 49ers, Belichicks Patriots, and Lombardis Packers
Drew Brees hoisting the Lombardi trophy for jubilant New Orleans Saints fans
And much more.

Amazon Exclusive: A Q&A with Author Joe Garner

Q: Why did you choose to compile the greatest moments in the NFLs history versus that of the MLB or NBA?

A: The popularity of the NFL is at an all-time high. Even casual fans are passionate about their teams. In researching the idea, I found its rich history and heroic and colorful characters incredibly compelling. It just came together faster. But I hope to eventually do similar immersive books about Major League Baseball and the NBA.


Q: You had unique access to the NFLs own archives for this book. What was that experience like?

A:Ive enjoyed a long relationship with NFL Films, dating back to my first sports collection, And the Crowd Goes Wild. Its impossible to do a book like this without their trust and cooperation. With the NFL onboard, I had access to over a million photographs and thousands of hours of game footage dating back to the 1930s. Ultimately, the curated media gives the reader a much more immersive experience than they can have with any other book.

Q: Was it difficult to choose only 10 entries for each category? Are there any moments/people/rivalries that you wish had made the final cut?

A: Ive long since learned its impossible to include everything. So, I dont mind being criticized for what isnt included. (Thats why sequels exist.) I do get concerned if Im criticized for what is included. Well have to see. But given the input I received from the NFL, namely Craig Ellenport, Senior Editor of NFL.com, I think were on pretty safe ground. There is something for every fan, young and old.

Q: Is there a single greatest moment in this work that stands out for you?

A: By and large, the moments, players, and coaches included in 100 Yards of Glory have all left an indelible mark on the game. So to single out just one is like pulling out a piece of a puzzle one element doesnt give a complete and satisfying picture.

Q:This is your fourth book with Bob Costas. Can we anticipate any additional projects youll be teaming up for in the future?

A: Whether a televised sporting event or these books, Bobs involvement raises the bar. In my opinion, he is without equal. Part of that is his born talent and the other is his incredible hard work at preparation. I sure hope there will be future projects and perhaps a fifth book.


Photos from the Book
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New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi (54) cuts out the legs of Oakland Raiders running back Zack Crockett, left, as Patriots linebacker Roman Phifer (95) looks on, AFC Divisional Playoff game at snowy Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana makes a pass in a 20-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII on January 22, 1989 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida. Super Bowl XXIII - Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers - January 22, 1989 (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, standing facing camera, yells for 100% effort of his players as he rides the practice blocking skid at the Packers training camp in Green Bay, Wis., on July 17, 1967. Assistant coach Phil Bengtson is at left. (AP Photo)



Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas during a rookie training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955. Johnny Unitas - Pittsburgh Steelers - File Photos (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Pittsburgh Steelers Lynn Swann dives as he catches a pass from quarterback Terry Bradshaw during Super Bowl X in Miami, Fla., on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1976. (AP Photo)


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