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THEN MADDEN SAID TO SUMMERALL… THE BEST NFL STORIES EVER TOLD By Matthew Shepatin/Foreword by Pat Summerall CONTACT: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.252.1248, b.ames@triumphbooks.com True professional football fans don’t need to read about the history of the National Football League because most of them have both followed and lived it their entire lives. However, there are many intriguing and humorous behind-the-scenes stories about some of the NFL’s most beloved and infamous teams, players and coaches that many fans have never heard before.

Then Madden Said to Summerall…The Best NFL Stories Ever Told by Matthew Shepatin/foreword by Pat Summerall delves into some of the most memorable stories about your favorite players, coaches and most cherished games throughout the incredible history of the NFL. The book also comes with an exclusive audio CD that features interviews with NFL legends.

Then Madden Said to Summerall touches on some of the most famous gunslingers, gridiron generals, big gamers, playmakers and punishers in NFL history including: • • • • • • •

Johnny Unitas Joe Namath Terry Bradshaw Dan Marino Brett Favre Vince Lombardi Tom Landry

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Don Shula Bill Walsh Joe Montana John Elway Emmitt Smith Tom Brady Frank Gifford

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Gale Sayers Jerry Rice Barry Sanders Dick Butkus Lawrence Taylor Jim Brown Walter Payton

Matthew Shepatin has both heard and witnessed countless stories during his time as a journalist working with some of the biggest and most knowledgeable personalities in the sports industry. Shepatin waded through decades of heroics and hijinks to highlight some of the all-time greatest tales from the most memorable figures to take the field in NFL markets across the country. The dozens of stories make for a fascinating read that pro football fans of all ages will remember for years to come. Whether you’re a fan of the New York Giants, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys or any other proud franchise and you just want to learn a few new interesting tidbits from the incredible history of the NFL, Then Madden Said to Summerall has something for everyone. About the Author: Matthew Shepatin is a New York City–based author and journalist. His stories on American culture, entertainment, and sports have appeared in Esquire, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Radar, Time Out New York, and the Village Voice. A regular columnist for New Jersey Monthly, he is also a contributing writer on The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir, and The Mad Dog Hall Of Fame: The Ultimate Top-Ten Rankings of the Best in Sports by Chris Russo and Allen St. John.

### Hardbound ● $22.95 ● 5 ½ x 8 ½ ● 240 pages ● 1-color photos throughout ● ISBN: 978-1-60078-265-7 ● PUB DATE: September 2009

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