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Description du produit
Revue de presse
“Anyone who appreciates NFL history, plus any longtime fans of the Giants, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys, and Dolphins, is going to want to run out to your local bookstore to buy Parcells."– Ben Volin, Boston Globe
“Parcells: A Football Life, written with Nunyo Demasio, is well worth it, especially the part that deals with his time with the Patriots, a behind-the-curtains look we so seldom get.” – Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal
"For those who adore the former coach of the Giants, the Jets, the Cowboys and the Patriots, this is the tome for you." – Star Ledger
"Impossible to resist" – Newsday
Présentation de l'éditeur
Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taking readers behind the scenes with one of the most influential and fascinating coaches the NFL has ever known, PARCELLS will take a look back at this coach’s long, storied and influential career, offer a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examine the inner workings of the NFL.
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The latter half of his career was spellbinding because of his inability to resist the siren call of coaching, and the details of his complicated relationship with his family. This book is amongst my favorite football biographies, along with Saban and The Education of a Coach. Interestingly, all three men have ties to one another.
The author, Nunyo Demasio, through his meticulous research and vast diction effectively paints a detailed portrait of a football immortal. Parcells is a man with great intestinal fortitude, endurance, and unmatched authentic football credibility. Paradoxically, Parcells’s neglect of his wife and daughters’ emotional needs combined with his curt disposition may cause many readers to have contempt for him. The pendulum of judgment swings back to the positive when learning of his noble leadership traits: honesty, loyalty, intelligence, preparedness, motivator, strategist etc...
The Kindle version’s touch word/definition feature enhanced my reading capacity. Using this feature allowed me to have a full understanding of Demasio’s thoughtful word choice, which provided me with a more comprehensive understanding of his syntax. This along with his painstaking hunt for abstract facts that are insignificant on their own, but have great depth of meaning when strung together, left me impressed not only with the subject matter, but also with his top-shelf writing. Because of the author’s use of detailed dialogue, description of voice inflection, body language, and facial expressions, along with the personality traits of the characters, I felt that I was observing many of the events first hand.
The author seamlessly stitched together various bodies of information where they intersected at a common thread. Perhaps no better example was his connection of Parcells’s brother Don’s passing to the Army/Navy football game, John F. Kennedy, Al Michaels, Roy Williams, God, and the #31.
Adding to the piece’s entertainment value was the sprinkling of humor throughout the chronological text. There were moments of great levity, like the time Parcells went around the locker room pushing his Texas Tech players and asking, “are you ready?” When Parcells got to a player named Billy Bothwell, the player got up and pushed Parcells back with a hard shove, causing him to tumble to the floor. Future NFL head coach Romeo Crennel, while standing close by, said: “I think he’s ready, coach.” The final stage of contract negotiations between Parcells, The Atlanta Falcons, and the Miami Dolphins at Parcells’ home provided both high comedy as well as insight into how NFL power brokers make their most important financial decisions.
The use of football history mini-lessons gave context to several interrelationships present in the football community. Some of the connections made involving college football, the NFL, and the career paths of many average and hall of fame players and coaches prove to be quite intriguing.
Whether you like or dislike Parcells personally this is a must read for anyone interested in learning what it takes for players, coaches, executives, and owners to achieve success in the ultra competitive NFL. An investment of time spent by any young writer for the purpose of analyzing the scribe’s labor will also pay meaningful future dividends. I Highly Recommend “Parcells: A Football Life!”
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