Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL’s Greatest Quarterback Controversy (Da Capo, 2012)
My next NFL book is about Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the greatest Quarterback Controversy in NFL History. Da Capo is publishing the book and it comes out in September 2012.
It features interviews with Montana, Young, Jerry Rice, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Carmen Policy, George Seifert, Mike Shanahan, and many more and several rare photos of two of the Hall of Fame quarterbacks appear inside.
This book is a dramatic retelling of that epic title game in January 1991. Great characters and a gripping finish to the closest episode in Super Bowl history made for a wonderful conclusion to the game’s Silver Anniversary.
But what establishes that day a special moment in American sports history was the cloud of war hanging over the game and the nation. Ten days before the Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 in Tampa Stadium, the United States authorized Operation Desert Storm and the Persian Gulf War was underway.
Chasing Greatness: Johnny Miller, Arnold Palmer, and the Miracle at Oakmont (New American Library, 2010)
In 1973, a who’s who of golf’s greats gathered at Oakmont Country Club — arguably the toughest course in the world — for the U.S. Open. Among those favored to win were Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
Instead, Johnny Miller — a 26-year-old, golden maned, one-time teen phenom from San Francisco — astounded everyone by edging out the legends and crafting a record-setting 63 to win by a single stroke.