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Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton, Don Yaeger His legacy is towering. Walter Payton—the man they called Sweetness, for the way he ran—remains the most prolific running back in the history of the National Football League, the star of the Chicago Bears' only Super Bowl Championship, eleven times voted the most popular sports figure in Chicago's history. - Goodreads #football

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Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Peyton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed "Sweetness" during his college football days, he became the NFL's all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago. - Goodreads #football #book

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The Fight by Norman Mailer The Fight is a 1975 non-fiction book by Norman Mailer about the boxing title fight between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman at Kinshasa in Zaire in 1974, known as the Rumble in the Jungle. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels

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Quarterback Abstract: The Complete Guide to NFL Quarterbacks by John Maxymuk When the T formation became the standard offense in the NFL in the 1940s, one man was elevated to a greater position of importance than any other on the field: the quarterback. - Goodreads #sports #novels

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The Summer Game, Roger Angell’s first book on the sport, changed baseball writing forever. Thoughtful, funny, appreciative of the elegance of the game and the passions invested by players and fans, it goes beyond the usual sports reporter’s beat to examine baseball’s complex place in our American psyche. -GoodReads #funnysportsnovels

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The Boys of Summer is a 1972 non-fiction baseball book by Roger Kahn. After recounting his childhood in Brooklyn and his life as a young reporter on the New York Herald Tribune, the author relates some history of the Brooklyn Dodgers up to their victory in the 1955 World Series. - Wikipedia #sportsnovels

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Paper Lion, published in 1966, is a non-fiction book by prominent American writer George Plimpton. In 1960, Plimpton, not a professional athlete, arranged to pitch to a lineup of baseball stars in an All-Star exhibition, presumably to answer the question, "How would the average man off of the street fare in an attempt to compete with the stars of professional sports?" - Wikipedia #sportsbooks

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What a Game They Played: An Inside Look at the Golden Era of Pro Football by Richard Whittingham, Keith McClellan In their own words, the pioneers and legends of professional football tell of the early glory yearsof the National Football League. From the 1920s through the 1940s, pro football players were paid only hundreds of dollars per game and rarely had substitutes. - Goodreads #football #books

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Johnny U: The Life and Times of John Unitas by Tom Callahan In a time “when men played football for something less than a living and something more than money,” John Unitas was the ultimate quarterback. - Goodreads #sports #novel

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The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford. It is about a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. - Wikipedia #sportsnovel

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