"In STRICTLY BUSINESS, Roger Craig offers an inside look at the world most fans don't see. From the hopes of pre-season camp and the careful game plans of the locker room, to the brutal reality of the field, this is football at its highest level as played by the dominant team of the past decade." This book has 209 pages and is illustrated. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the author. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Football is a game of physical sacrifice and extreme emotion, where the bonds between teammates are intense, the rewards immense, and the losses crushing. But it's also a business--and it can be a cold one--as San Francisco 49er star running back Roger Craig found out after his crucial fumble in a playoff game helped derail the team's drive for a third consecutive Super Bowl.
In Strictly Business, Roger Craig offers an inside look at the world most fans don't see. From the hopes of pre-season camp and the careful game plans of the locker room, to the brutal reality of the field, this is football at its highest level as played by the dominant team of the past decade. Craig reveals: what Joe Montana says in the huddle during a crucial drive; how Bill Walsh got the best performance out of every 49er player; the mental side of football: how the pros fight past injury and self-doubt to win; Craig's unique training program, the toughest in the game; highlights of the 49ers' greatest triumphs; and how teams and dynasties are built and how they break apart.
Finally, Roger Craig details the emotional experience of leaving the team he loved--a team that didn't want him anymore--an experience that brought home to Craig the truth about football: it's strictly business.
From Kirkus Reviews: A detailed and thoughtful look inside the great San Francisco 49ers teams of the 80's, by their premier running back. Craig would have us believe that his career has been ``strictly business,'' but there's more here than that. What comes through most strongly is the remarkable distance between offensive and defensive psychology in today's football. Where defensive back Ronnie Lott (Total Impact, 1991) admittedly takes professional pleasure in causing pain, Craig--writing with the help of Niver of the San Mateo, California, Times--conveys a kind of Zen patience. That he will routinely suffer pain is understood (his description of being speared in the neck after a play, complete with loss of memory, is gritty and brutal), but he doesn't dwell on it. Overshadowing his personal reality is a clear comprehension of a greater machinery without which he has no chance of success. Craig senses the 49ers as a closely woven entity; he knows that he is dependent on the total functioning of the team. Though linchpin of a ground game, Craig accepts being overshadowed by photogenic quarterback Joe Montana and his various receivers. It doesn't bother him that he isn't quite the toast of the town--as a cornerstone of the 49er dynasty, he experiences a fulfillment few athletes ever know, one that comes through in this kind of elegy for a magic decade. Craig's hard-nosed analysis of his talented young backup, Terence Flagler, is telling; Flagler doesn't ``get it'' and ultimately fails in his career. Released by the Niners after a crucial dropped ball, Craig goes to the Oakland Raiders (for whom he still plays), but he harbors no grudges. The seasons, the plays, the ups and downs are all here, but what makes this book live is Craig's sense of brotherhood with his team: It's a good antidote to me-first jock literature. (Eight pages of b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: Strictly Business : On Football and My Life ...
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, Inc.
Año de publicación: 1992
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition
Descripción St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G0312078544I3N00
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Withdrawn library item in very good condition. Shows minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 161007068
Descripción St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2567339132
Descripción St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2817324522
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Descripción St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. !st. Edition. 209pp, clean, tight, no marks or tears, non-fiction, illustrated with photographs. A Pro. Football player talks about his life and football. paypal welcome. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 003325
Descripción St Martins Pr. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1992. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 031779
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1992. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0312078544-2-4
Descripción St. Martin's Press, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 136561
Descripción St. Martin's Press, New York, 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. Stated First Edition. 209 pages including index, red paper-covered boards with gilt titles on spine, 8-page section of B&W photos on coated paper. Book is clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Dust jacket is white with a color photo of Craig, black and red titles and decoration. DJ is mildly rubbed and has some surface scratches. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería SP02656