Pain gang : pro football's fifty toughest players /

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Author / Creator:Reynolds, Neil, 1972-
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:National Football League -- Biography.
National Football League -- History.
National Football League.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
Football -- United States -- History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Football.
Football.
Football players.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Biography -- History.
Biographies.
History.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11278313
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ISBN:9781612343372
1612343376
1597970131
9781597970136
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:Profiles some of the toughest, meanest, most inspirational, and hardest working men in the history of professional football.
Other form:Print version: Reynolds, Neil, 1972- Pain gang. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2006 1597970131
Table of Contents:
  • Quarterbacks. Y.A. Tittle : leaving it all on the field ; Johnny Unitas : the quarterback nobody wanted ; John Brodie : if it keeps breaking, don't fix it ; Archie Manning : taking a beating in the Big Easy ; Joe Montana : the King of Cool ; Brett Favre : playing for free ; Steve McNair : there's doubtful, questionable-- and McNair ; Donovan McNabb : leading by example
  • Running backs. Bronko Nagurski : the original tough guy ; Clarke Hinkle : battling with The Bronk ; Marion Motley : breaking down barriers ; Jim Brown : superman in cleats ; Jim Taylor : running with power ; Larry Csonka : country toughness ; Rocky Bleier : a comeback for the ages ; Walter Payton : sweetness had toughness ; Earl Campbell : tough to bring down ; Emmitt Smith : shouldering the load
  • Receivers and tight ends. Tommy McDonald : the little man with the big heart ; Mike Ditka : born to be tough ; Mark Bavaro : don't call me Rambo
  • Offensive linemen. George Trafton : The Brute ; Mel Hein : the sixty-minute man ; Frank Kinard : The Bruiser ; Jim Otto : Mr. Consistency ; Bob Brown : a booming presence
  • Defensive linemen. Len Ford : overcoming the odds ; Ernie Stautner : a pile-driving force ; Gino Marchetti : the survival instinct ; Deacon Jones : the sack master ; Joe Greene : they called him "Mean" ; Jack Youngblood : playing with pain ; Randy White : shark eyes ; Dan Hampton : the Windy City warrior
  • Linebackers. Chuck Bednarik : last of the two-way terrors ; Sam Huff : in the spotlight ; Jack Pardee : From Junction to the NFL ; Ray Nitschke : if looks could kill ; Dave Wilcox : The Intimidator ; Dick Butkus : One tough hombre ; Willie Lanier : the thinking man's linebacker ; Jack Lambert : man of steel ; Mike Singletary : the eyes have it ; Lawrence Taylor : NFL wild man ; Tedy Bruschi : back in the game
  • Defensive backs. Dick "Night Train" Lane : the unlikeliest Hall of Famer ; Larry Wilson : every quarterback's nightmare ; Mel Blount : in your face ; Ronnie Lott : NFL kamikaze ; Rodney Harrison : demanding respect ; The toughest ever?