Erik McMillan was the 1988 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowler.
[Review by TWJ contributor Jim.]
Parcells: A Football Life
by Bill Parcells and Nunyo Demasio
Crown Archetype, 2014
Whether you follow football or not, you know the name Bill Parcells. He is a Hall of Fame coach with a big personality and was always good at providing a good audio clip when talking to the media. Wouldn’t it be interesting to get a behind the scenes look at this complex man and what makes him tick? You have your chance now, as you follow him from his upbringing in northern New Jersey to the day he was inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame.
In Parcells: A Football Life, you will get a behind the scenes look of Duane “Bill” Parcells and his life and career in football. Stories like how standing up to a neighborhood bully as a child shaped his conviction to be confrontational, as it clears the air. You’ll also hear about his friendships with such men as Bob Knight, Jerry Jones, Leon Hess and many, many others. You’ll hear about a game early in the career of Knight, when he was coaching at Army, and as they were leaving, Parcells, there supporting his friend as a fan, punched out a fan trying to hit Knight. Then Knight and his team form a protective “bubble” around him as they leave the gym and the police looking for him. There are many many other good stories in this book, good luck trying to put it down!
Brett Favre is leaning towards retirement.
Really, does anyone care?
Don’t mistake me for an NFL fan. I haven’t watched more than 15 minutes of NFL “action” this season. The glory days of Dan Marino, Thurman Thomas, and Ickey Woods are long gone. There is not a single player in football that I care about. But I am sick of seeing this egotistical jerk stealing headlines from those who deserve them…those who are actually in the playoffs.
Brett, do the world a favor and pull a Mark McGwire. Disappear. Don’t ever let us hear from you again.