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Playmakers: How the NFL Really Works (And Doesn't)
by Mike Florio
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I find most of the critiques of Florio boil down to fans having a hard time how ruthless and/or inept business decisions break their NFL Films fantasies. The Autumn wind might be a Raider, but the Spring preseason is indeed a penny-pincher. ( )
I've been a loyal of ProFootballTalk since early 2006. The site shaped my knowledge and perspective of being a pro football fan. Although a lot of the information in this book was not new to me, I think it could be very interesting for a casual fan who might not remember all of the events referenced by this book (and Mike Florio's particular ideas, which he has a tendency to workshop on his website and podcast). Anyway, it was a fun look back. Thanks for all the good times, Florio.
"For almost twenty years now, the NFL has been simultaneously an athletic, financial, and cultural powerhouse-and a league that can't seem to go more than a few weeks without stumbling into a scandal. Whether it's about domestic violence, performance-enhancing drugs, racism, or head trauma, the NFL always seems to be in some kind of trouble. Yet no matter the drama, the TV networks keep showing games, the revenue keeps going up, and the viewers keep tuning in. How can a sports league-or any organization-operate this way? Why do the negative stories keep happening, and why don't they ever seem to affect the bottom line? In this wide-ranging book, Mike Florio takes readers from the boardroom to the locker room, from draft day to Super Bowl night, answering these questions and more, and showing what really goes on in the sport that America can't seem to quit. Known for his constant stream of new information and his incisive commentary, Florio delivers again in this book. With new insights and reporting on scandals past and present, this book is sure to be the talk of the league"--
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