More than a Game: The Glorious Present and Uncertain Future of the NFL
Fresh off the sidelines from a nine-year stint as one of the most successful leaders in pro football, Super Bowlâ€“winning head coach Brian Billick has written a book about the sport he knows...more
The more interesting parts were his comments of the evolution of the game and its future. Clearly the NFL is king, but just as clearly, there are potentially rocky times ahead. Because I am a nerd, in some ways the NFL reminds of the Roman empire. Among the potential problems:
1. Just as the empire expanded under Augustus ...more
Having stepped away from the game for a while Billick has written a nice little monograph on today’s game. This is not a biography of Billick or the inside scoop of what it’s like to be a head coach in the National Footbal ...more
This autobiography was actually pretty challenging. If you are not a football fan, I recommend you look for something else. There are many tough parts in the book that cou ...more
The book takes a while to get off the ground, meandering and talking a little bit too much about Billick's time with the Ravens. However, finally, Billick begins to talk ...more
My one criticism is a major one. The theme of the book is the "upcoming" collective bargaining negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA. Billick has sort of a doomsday attitude about the work stoppages and rule changes that might occur and spends a lot of time d ...more
I am only a week into this book and i am already almost done wi ...more
However, I found most of the analysis to be superficial and brief. I was hoping for more detail on how the business is conducted - contracts, negotiations, etc. The business content it did give seemed to be fleeting, a ...more
i was enthralled with the details of the game. without condescension and yet without dumbing it down, billick explained a lot of strategy that makes a football fan jump with glee. it was written well, conversationally, and a great read. I wish there were more like it.
I'd recommend this book to football fans looking to understand the game itself, the future of the game, and the marketing of the game.