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    Good Books?

    Gents,

    With the draft been and gone, I'm thinking about getting myself a book for those long days laying in the sun.
    The last football book I read was Madden's "one knee equals two feet" which I really enjoyed. Just wondering if any of you would recommend any other good one's - is the Kurt Warner "Last shall be first" book worth getting?

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    Re: Good Books?

    "And Last Shall Be First" is a compilation of insights by people about Kurt warner. Quite honestly, I think it was a way of riding on his success at the time.

    Kurt Warner did write a book called "All Things Possible"

    If you want some suggestions of Rams books to read, here's a list:

    "Headslap" by Deacon Jones
    "Life In The Pit" (The Life and Times of Deacon Jones) by Bill Libby
    "Rosey" by Rosey Grier
    "Blood" by Jack Youngblood
    "On The Run" by Eric Dickerson
    "My Rookie Season With The LA Rams" by Pat Haden
    "RAMS: Five Decades of Football" by Joesph Hession
    "Los Angeles Rams" by Steve Bisheff

    There are other books written about the Rams that I have, but the aforementioned are ones that I recommend reading.

    "Eleven Men Believed" is all right, but it is the Post-Dispatch riding the 99 Super Bowl wave, as well. I did find that my copy was signed by Tony Horne.

    I have found a ton of sports biographies at Dollar Tree (as well as other biographies). I am a cheapskate and do not like to pay a bunch for books. I rarely go to Barnes & Noble, etc. and instead look for stuff on ebay.
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    Re: Good Books?

    I'm presently reading "NEXT MAN UP" it's a book about the 2005 Baltimore Ravens season and the trials and tribulations of NFL players. It's been great so far.

    Another would be "PATRIOT REIGN" which was an awesome book. It's about the behind the scenes of the New England Patriots and there preparation for Superbowl XXXVI.

    If your into MMA (UFC) at all? The book "ICEMAN" was one of the best sports books I've ever read.

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    Re: Good Books?

    Thanks guys, appreciate the information. Have either of you read the book about Michael Oher?

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    Re: Good Books?

    The Blind Side was a great book, I really enjoyed it. So far that is the only football book I have read, but if you want some fiction I have read and recommend any of the following.
    World War Z
    Rage
    The Stand
    The Hunger Games
    Unwind
    Eragon
    Carrie
    And I am currently reading "A Canticle for Leibowitz" which is good so far.

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    Re: Good Books?

    Headslap and Blood are must have books for every Rams fan really..

    Genius-a Bill Walsh biography is well worth reading..even by someone who has hated the Niners for the last 27 years, as i have...
    did you know that Bill Walsh was very close to becoming our HC before he became the Niners HC..argh..how things might have been so different...

    i`ve got a good book about the `85 Bears..can`t recall the name of it off the top of my head..

    Under the Helmet- Micheal Strahan Autobiography..came out the year before the G-men beat the Pats tho..but may have been updated since, with that as an extra chapter.


    more to follow when i get more time to go through them all..

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    Re: Good Books?

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    I'm presently reading "NEXT MAN UP" it's a book about the 2005 Baltimore Ravens season and the trials and tribulations of NFL players. It's been great so far.
    I've read that and thought it was a great book, I learnt a lot from it. If you like that try reading "The GM" by Tom Callahan about former Browns and Giants GM Ernie Accorsi, written primarily in 2006 - Accorsi's last season with the Giants before retiring.

    Rich Eisen's "Total Access" is a really fun book to read too.

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    Re: Good Books?

    I have bought a number of books off of eBay last week that should start trickling in this week:

    TIKI by Tiki Barber

    NFL The Super Bowl: An Official Retrospective

    LA Rams and Two Other Vintage Kid's Football Books NFL - I even collect the kid's books about the Rams.

    VINTAGE OAKLAND RAIDERS BOOK GEORGE BLANDA BEARS NFL - biograhpy

    Guns, Bullets, and Gunfights by Jim Cirillo - OK, not football related

    Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain, Vince Papale
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