“Among the best football books ever.”
Bringing the Heat
978-0-87113-772-2 • $19.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2000
Bringing the Heat is a gripping,
behind-the-scenes look at one professional football team’s campaign for the NFL
championship, told through the personal stories of the men on the field and the
coaches, managers, and owner on the sidelines. The team is the 1992
Philadelphia Eagles, a group of players assembled in the iconoclastic image of
their former head coach, Buddy Ryan, who are known throughout the NFL for their
ferocious defense led by Reggie White, Seth Joyner, and Andre Waters, and for
the otherworldly talents of their mercurial quarterback Randall Cunningham.
Award-winning journalist Mark Bowden’s in-depth account spares none of the
game’s ugliness—the greed, the racism, and the often sadistic violence—while
capturing the beauty of athleticism at its highest level, the unwieldy
cohesiveness of a modern pro sports team, and above all the exultant glory of
victory that inspires their struggle to be the best.