300 Pounds of Attitude

300 Pounds of Attitude

The Wildest Stories and Craziest Characters the NFL Has Ever Seen

Book - 2006
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Collects off-the-field and behind-the-scenes stories from the National Football League, including anecdotes and incidents featuring players including Terrell Owens and Dick Butkus.

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One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.”

Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy…yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday?

Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion
How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition
Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him.
From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.


One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim “Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, “Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.”

Pro football has been filled with players like this—loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy…yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday?

In 300 Pounds of Attitude, author Jonathan Rand takes us into the huddle, on the sidelines, and behind the scenes to reveal the most offbeat and hilarious stories from the NFL.

Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee's finger—was blown way out of proportion
How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition
Who “He Hate Me” was, and exactly why “He” hated him.
From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.





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One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim ?Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, ?Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.”

Pro football has been filled with players like this?loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy?yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday?

Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness?which includes biting a referee's finger?was blown way out of proportion
How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition
Who ?He Hate Me” was, and exactly why ?He” hated him.
From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.


One fall night in TK, Steve Sabol of NFL Films answered the door to see his friend, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Tim ?Rosso” Rossovich, standing there literally on fire. After Sabol knocked Rossovich to the ground and put out the fire, Rosso stood up and (without missing a beat) said, ?Sorry, I must have the wrong apartment.”

Pro football has been filled with players like this?loose cannons, rebels and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy?yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday?

In 300 Pounds of Attitude, author Jonathan Rand takes us into the huddle, on the sidelines, and behind the scenes to reveal the most offbeat and hilarious stories from the NFL.

Why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness?which includes biting a referee's finger?was blown way out of proportion
How dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition
Who ?He Hate Me” was, and exactly why ?He” hated him.
From sideline spats to touchdown celebrations to draft day tales, 300 Pounds of Attitude reveals the true stories of the most entertaining figures that have played the game of professional football.




Pro football always has been filled with loose cannons, rebels, and trash talkers. Some players are more likeable than others, and some might even be certifiably crazy . . . yet what perfectly sane athlete signs up to get belted around by 300-pound behemoths for three hours every Sunday?

Amusing, entertaining, and often as brutal as the sport itself, 300 Pounds of Attitude chronicles four decades of lore from the gridiron, locker room, and front office.

Highlights include how Tim Rossovich once showed up outside his hotel room on fire; why Dick Butkus claims his reputation for meanness—which includes biting a referee’s finger—was blown way out of proportion; which player was called He Hate Me, and why “He” hated him; and how dumping Gatorade on a winning coach became a postseason tradition.



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781592289950
1592289959
Characteristics: 289 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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