- Gebundene Ausgabe: 332 Seiten
- Verlag: St. Martins Press-3pl (30. August 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0312550626
- ISBN-13: 978-0312550622
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,6 x 2,2 x 23,4 cm
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Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 30. August 2011
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"CAPTAIN FOR LIFE is an incredible book that shows readers what it's really like to play football in the NFL. This is a tough, gritty true story about what it takes to succeed in the NFL by one of the best middle linebackers to ever play the game--and the price he paid for giving the sport everything he had. Football fans: this book will entertain you and show you a side of football you've never seen." --Mike Golic, former NFL defensive lineman and co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning.
"The highlights of my NFL career are winning two Super Bowls, having Wellington Mara as my owner, Bill Parcells as my coach, and Harry Carson as my captain. This book should be required reading for every true football fan." --Mark Bavaro, former New York Giants tight end and Super Bowl Champion
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HARRY CARSON's 13 years with the New York Football Giants is one of the longest tenures in club history. The indestructible former linebacker served as Team Captain for 10 of his 13 seasons including the 1986 season, when the team won the Superbowl. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He lives in New Jersey.
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If you picked up this book and wanted to get a year by year discussion of his 13-year career as a member of the New York Giants, then you will be disappointed. But then again, Carson had more on his mind than playing football which you will see when you read this book.
I think if any teenager or 20-something wants to consider a career in football or they merely want to play the game for a few years, then they need to read this book. Because football isn't for everybody. You have to be mentally and physically tough to play football even on the Pop Warner level, or you won't last long in the game.
Pros of this book: Carson was really candid and straight forward about his life on and off the gridiron; which included him really gong in on the NFL administration as far as how they handle retired and current NFL players. And much of the stuff he said on that subject needed to be put in print.
Cons of this book: Carson had a Hall of Fame 13-year career for the Giants, but he wasn't really interested in discussing that career in length in this book. He talked more about Lawrence Taylor and his other Giants teammates than he did his own career it seemed.
In conclusion, Captain for Life was a good book on a man who knew there was more to life than football. But playing football was his calling, so he answered that call all the way up until 1988.
Mr. Carson is brutally honest about the game...what it gave him, and what it took from him.
A story of triumph of heart and spirit.