Green Bay Packers legends recall their greatest moments - newly updated! In this newly revised edition of Chuck Carlson’s Game of My Life Green Bay Packers, the greatest men to don that green and yellow uniform talk about the best, the most important, and the most entertaining game they ever played. Was it during the immortal ´´Ice Bowl´´ of 1967, when Bart Starr snuck across the goal line in the withering cold of Lambeau Field to beat the Dallas Cowboys? Or was it the NFC championship win over the Carolina Panthers in 1997 that sent the Packers back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 30 years? Maybe it was that mind-bending 48–47 Monday night win over the Washington Redskins in 1983, or perhaps it was one of Green Bay’s four Super Bowl championship victories. For a franchise with such a long and lyrical history as the Packers, there were thousands of opportunities to play a game that really mattered. Now over 20 of the greatest Packers men open up about that singular moment when it all came together. With contributions from such Packers legends as Brett Favre, Jim Taylor, Chester Marcol, and more, Game of My Life Green Bay Packers is a must-have for any Wisconsin fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Littman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008699/bk_adbl_008699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Special Super Bowl edition, updated to include Super Bowl XLV! The victory and legend of the Super Bowl XLV-winning Green Bay Packers continues in Chuck Carlson’s Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline. In this behind-the-scenes look at the NFL’s second oldest franchise, Carlson captures the determination, aggression, and vision that have constantly spurred the Packers to greatness. Through interviews and extensive research, Carlson brings to life stories from Packers legends such as Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Brett Favre, and the stars of today’s Packers like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, Jr. Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline opens a window into the greatest Packers moments both on and off the field. Why was Vince Lombardi against the idea of rededicating the Packers stadium and naming it Lambeau Field? How was Monday Night Football changed forever during a Packers game on October 17, 1983? How did Aaron Rodgers deal with the pressure of the Super Bowl? Updated to include coverage of Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. Readers will relive the greatest moments and quirkiest anecdotes from throughout Packers history. This collection is a must-listen for any Green Bay fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008751/bk_adbl_008751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wisconsin native Phil Hanrahan moved from Los Angeles to Green Bay to chronicle the Packers 2008 football campaign, the first season in 17 years without quarterback Brett Favre. He is there as new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers begins what one football writer called ´´the toughest job in professional sports´´. Immersing himself in the worlds of team and town, Hanrahan is reborn a full-blown cheesehead: living above Vince Lombardi’s first Packers office, observing training camp practices, attending the team’s annual shareholders meeting, interviewing players, tailgating in arctic cold, shoveling snow at Lambeau for $8 an hour, celebrating Packer great Fuzzy Thurston’s 75th birthday at Thurston’s bar, and, at every turn, befriending scores of die-hard Packers fans he encounters along the way. Hanrahan also journeys far from Lambeau as well, hitting away games in New Orleans and Minneapolis and pursuing adventures in Packer Land nation-wide, from a year-round Packers bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, to wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s parents´ sports bar in rural Kansas, to tiny Napoleonville, Louisiana, hometown of cornerback Tramon Williams. Here is the first book written on the new-era Packers, the team of Rodgers, Coach Mike McCarthy, GM Ted Thompson. Featuring a new afterword that brings the Packers story up-to-date and covers their amazing triumph in Super Bowl XLV, Life After Favre chronicles one of the most dramatic seasons in Packers history while revealing, with energy, insight, and humor, the story of the NFL’s winningest franchise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Hanrahan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015462/bk_adbl_015462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book has a single purpose - to inspire you to run!Through sharing a detailed account of my first three years of pursuing running from the middle to back of the pack, it will hopefully show you you are capable of much more than you may think. After my dad´s major health scare, it was time for me to change everything. Little did I know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise.A radical diet change allowed me to lose a forth of my body weight and it gave me boundless energy to get outside and explore.It’s not clear to me why I chose running ultra marathons of all forms of exercise, since I was unable to run beyond one mile just a few years prior.But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back.I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Steger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155697/bk_acx0_155697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Describing how NFL great Willie Davis helped define the hard-nosed, in-your-face defense of the original football dynasty, the 1960s Green Bay Packers, this revealing autobiography also illustrates his persona off the field - humble yet ambitious, with an infectious smile and a reputation of strict discipline that matched his leadership mentality. This audiobook recounts the competitor as one of the game’s strongest, quickest, and most agile defensive linemen in his time, showcasing a team captain who led the Green and Gold to five championships and earned a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Distinguished from many other athletes of his generation, Davis´s success continued well after he took off his pads. His reputation as one of the most respected businessmen in America is discussed, including his time serving on the board of directors for Fortune 500 companies, taking part in various foundations, and speaking to audiences of all ages about his experiences. From growing up in a poor, segregated small town in the South to the intense pressure he endured as a college athlete contemplating his future, this evocation pays homage to a man who has worked hard to achieve all that he has, always appreciating the fruits of his labors with care, respect, and devout passion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Willie Davis, James Seawood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011723/bk_adbl_011723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Pride Still Mattered is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story, abundant with accounts of Lombardi´s thrilling life in that world, from his playing days with the Seven Blocks of Granite at Fordham in the 1930s to the glory of coaching the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. It is also a study of national myths, tracing what Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss calls the fallacy of the innocent past, and an absorbing account of the mythmakers from Grantland Rice to Howard Cosell who shaped Lombardi´s image. By the time he died of cancer in 1970, after one season in Washington during which he transformed the Redskins into winners, Lombardi had become a mythic character who transcended sport, and his legend has only grown in the decades since. In When Pride Still Mattered, Maraniss renders Lombardi as flawed and driven yet ultimately misunderstood, a heroic figure who was more complex and authentic than the stereotypical images of him propounded by admirers and critics. Using the same meticulous reporting and sweeping narrative style that he employed in First in His Class, his classic biography of Bill Clinton, Maraniss separates myth from reality and wondrously recaptures Vince Lombardi´s life and times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Maraniss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000079/bk_sans_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best seller! From the number one New York Times best-selling author of This Town, an equally merciless probing of America´s biggest cultural force, pro football, at a moment of peak success and high anxietyLike millions of Americans, Mark Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned in to pro football than he´d care to admit. Being a lifelong New England Patriots fan meant growing up on a steady diet of lovable loserdom. That is until the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era made the Pats the most ruthlessly efficient and polarizing sports dynasty of the modern NFL, and its fans the most irritating in all of Pigskin America. Leibovich kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering that other playground for rich and overgrown children, American politics. Still, every now and then Leibovich would reach out to Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile. He figured that the chances of Brady agreeing were a Hail Mary at best, but Brady returned Mark´s call in summer 2014 and kept on returning his calls through epic Patriots Super Bowl victory and defeat, and a scandal involving Brady - Deflategate - whose grip on sports media was as profound as its true significance was ridiculous. So began a four-year odyssey that took Mark Leibovich deeper inside the NFL than anyone has gone before. From the owners´ meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, he takes in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to the cordially despised NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. Ultimately, Big Game is a chronicle of ´´peak football´´ - the high point of the sport´s economic success and cultural dominance but also the time when the dark side began to show. It is an era of explosive revenue growth but also one of creeping existential fear. Players have long joked that NFL stands for ´´not for long´´, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004137/bk_peng_004137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the Inspirational Story of Football Superstar Aaron Rodgers! You´re about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of football superstar Aaron Rodgers. If you´re reading this, then you must be a Aaron Rodgers fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Aaron Rodgers is considered as one of the greatest football players in the world, and it´s been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his career. This audiobook will reveal to you much about Aaron Rodger´s story and the many accomplishments throughout his career. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: Youth and family life High school and college career Professional career and personal life Legacy, charitable acts, and much more! If you want to learn more about Aaron Rodgers, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible football star! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046738/bk_acx0_046738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.