January 11, 2011
Kansas City’s loss Sunday probably left a lot of people upset. After a long successful season, it doesn’t seem like Chiefs' football should be over. For those of you who aren’t quite ready to finish the football season, here are a few books that will make it feel like Week 1 all over again.
Lamar Hunt: The Gentle Giant Who Revolutionized Professional Sports by David Sweet. Published in September, this book provides new insights into the man who brought pro football to Kansas City and helped build the most successful sports league in US history.
Otis Taylor: The Need to Win by Otis Taylor. Taylor was one of pro football’s first modern wide receivers, a Chiefs' Hall of Famer, and widely regarded as the best receiver in the team’s history.
Next Man Up by John Feinstein. While they may have just ended the Chiefs’ season, the Baltimore Ravens provide plenty of fodder for Feinstein’s book chronicling the team’s 2004 Season.
Boys will be Boys by Jeff Pearlman. Chronicling the Dallas Cowboys rise from league laughingstock to dynastic champions during the 1990s, Pearlman’s book delves into both the “Glory Days” and “Party Nights”.
Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last String Quarterback by George Plimpton. Plimpton wrote one of the first inside accounts of what it was like to play professional football. Plimpton joined the Detroit team during their 1963 pre-season to show how an average man would perform among professional athletes.
They’re Playing My Game by Hank Stram. Those looking to relive the Chiefs’ glory years might be interested in legendary head coach Hank Stram’s autobiography, which covers his life as a coach in the AFL, NFL, and broadcaster.
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