Former Bills Players Featured In SI Book


Oct. 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Former Buffalo Bills player Bruce Smith during halftime between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

The following is a press release for Sports Illustrated’s newest book, Football’s Greatest, We’ll be reviewing the book in the future here on Buffalowdown.

Press Release- Who Are Football’s Greatest?

Sports Illustrated’s team of experts answers the questions pro football fans have been debating since the pigskin started flying

New book sets the All-Time Top 10 in every category—from positions to teams to coaches and rivalries—with best football movies, stadiums, and uniforms mixed in as well

NEW YORK—As the NFL reaches the midpoint of the 2013 season, Sports Illustrated’s pro football experts have created the ultimate book to help settle, and probably continue, the debate for the gridiron’s best ever. FOOTBALL’S GREATEST, on sale today, names the Top 10 in more than 20 categories not just by position player, but also the best stadiums, rivalries, coaches and even trades. The book also looks at the most underrated players in the history of the NFL and includes hundreds of classic images and the storytelling that only the writers of Sports Illustrated can provide.

Edited by Bill Syken, with contributions from Peter King, Tim Layden, Don Banks, Steve Rushin, Jim Trotter, Michael Silver, Damon Hack, Roy Blount Jr. and the rest of SI’s NFL insiders past and present, FOOTBALL’S GREATEST gives fans the definitive, deftly reasoned look at the best in the NFL from across every era, ranked by the experts into an ultimate Top 10.

Is Lawrence Taylor or Dick Butkus the best linebacker? Which current coach is the only one to make the Top 10? Will Cheeseheads or the Steel City faithful be more surprised with where some of their greatest rank? Did the West Coast offense produce the biggest impact or was it Landry’s shotgun? Are the undefeated 1972 Dolphins really the best “team” in the history of the league? Was “The Greatest Game” between the Colts and Giants actually the greatest game ever played?

FOOTBALL’S GREATEST also looks at so many of the intangibles that sports fans love, and produces lists that range from the Most Underrated (Kurt Warner or Antonio Gates?) to Best Trades (“How ‘Bout Those Cowboys”) to Best Interviews (Does Neon Deon make the list?) and Best Movies (Will they “Show You The Money”?).

These are just some of the debates that will be settled, and possibly started, in the pages of this newest and greatest collection of everything football from Sports Illustrated.

Introduction by Steve Rushin
Sports Illustrated Books
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
$32.95 hardcover

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