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Friday, October 7, 2016

Brady vs Manning

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My son is a die hard New England Patriots fan, and is especially a fan of Tom Brady. Because of that, for some reason inexplicable to me, he is not fond of Payton Manning and is convinced there is a rivalry that prevents him from being a fan of both quarterbacks. Admittedly, I don't really get it. So, when I had the opportunity to read Brady vs Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL, I couldn't pass up the chance to learn more and become better educated in my son's world of football.

Author Gary Myers looks at this Brady/Manning rivalry with candor and intriguing 'inside' information, and any fan of either quarterback will enjoy this behind-the-scenes view of the lives of these men. While the author's bias does show up often, the book is written in a conversational tone and presents anecdotes, back stories, and facts about both men and their football careers. I find it easy to follow as a reader who doesn't necessarily know all the 'football-ese.' I feel like I understand the rivalry better now and can relate to my son's competitiveness when discussing these two great quarterbacks.

The index in Brady vs Manning is a nice touch, as is the full-color photograph section. Brady fan, Manning fan, football fan, or just plain co-dependents will all enjoy this fun glimpse into this famous football rivalry. Now that I've learned all I need to know, I'm passing it along to my son to see if he can rival my football knowledge!

The publisher provided a review copy of Brady vs Manning.