The Dark Side of the Game
- My Life in the NFL
- Narrated by: Tim Green
- Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-16-99
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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By Ian on 01-13-06
the author was always reading
Tim Green's audiobook is hampered only in that as of this date one can only download it as an "audio 2" format--so the sound is very early radio.
So said, this book is by a man who was always reading through his career in sports. Other althetes would soothe themselves in whatever way they could during offtine--Mr. Green took jokes for it as a multi-year defensive linmeman for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1990s.
Mr. Green's established a football career and at the same time was going to law school--so his reading of his own work is highly credible as a presumption.
I'm a lawyer and a 35-year NFL addict (Jets fan-so I must be addicted)--and this book could not have been better. Insights into things as cool as why it's not that great to win in the playoffs to none of the nonof the guys wear cups to what they really yell, miked and unmiked, during the game, to how much of the game is really segregated.
I would put this in a class with the new book about Belichick by Halberstram--though, personally, I found this I found this more persuasive and entertaining. Check out samples on that for personal taste. Moneyball and the Phil Jackson and Lombardi books are this good. I'm waiting for audible.com to acquire "Juiced."
Oh--the Faye Resnick book is niot to go unmentioned--truly an experience--one of the best on audible, period, for its relation to sports and pure blindness and vanity.
Ian Schneider, New York
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By Lono on 09-24-17
Not remotely any 'scoops' in this book. Sanitized
For a great NFL read on the life of a player say to day, I recommend 'a few seconds of panic' and 'slow getting up'. Start with those. Next, do NFL Confidential. With any of those, you wont need this. My guess is this was a very compelling book until NFL lawyers probably went in an redacted anything of interest.