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1. Plaxico Burress (Superstars of
2. Michigan State Spartans Football
3. Giant: The Road to the Super Bowl
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1. Plaxico Burress (Superstars of Pro Football)
by Robert Grayson
Paperback: 64 Pages (2008-10-30)
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Asin: 1422208214
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2. Michigan State Spartans Football Players: Javon Ringer, Plaxico Burress, Morten Andersen, Tyrone Willingham, Frank Kush, Muhsin Muhammad
Paperback: 652 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Javon Ringer, Plaxico Burress, Morten Andersen, Tyrone Willingham, Frank Kush, Muhsin Muhammad, Kirk Gibson, Harry Wismer, George Perles, Brad Van Pelt, Wayne Fontes, Jehuu Caulcrick, Bob Roop, Joe Delamielleure, Sonny Grandelius, Andre Rison, Greg Randall, Renaldo Hill, Drew Stanton, Muddy Waters, Earl Morrall, T. J. Duckett, Brett Swenson, Tony Mandarich, Herb Adderley, Derrick Mason, Bubba Smith, Doug Weaver, Brandon Fields, Charles Rogers, Dave Rayner, Greg Jones, Sid Wagner, Keith Nichol, Jeff Smoker, Jimmy Raye Ii, Jim Miller, Bob Guiney, Brian Hoyer, Mike Labinjo, George Webster, Julian Peterson, Dimitrius Underwood, Tyrone Mckenzie, Mark Ingram, Sr., Sedrick Irvin, Matt Trannon, Kevin Vickerson, Ed Budde, Jonal Saint-Dic, Deandra' Cobb, Lemar Marshall, Al Dorow, Fred Arbanas, Fred C. Galda, Peter Gent, Flozell Adams, Tony Banks, Kyle Cook, Pat Peppler, Dixon Edwards, Devin Thomas, Russ Reader, Dave Manders, Tom Yewcic, Bob Carey, Carl Banks, Mitch Lyons, Billy Joe Dupree, Howard Mudd, Rollie Dotsch, George Saimes, Sherman Lewis, Paul Edinger, Robaire Smith, Matthias Askew, Chuck Bullough, Ed Klewicki, Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Chris Baker, Willie Thrower, Clarence Peaks, Ervin Baldwin, Domata Peko, Jace Sayler, Abe Eliowitz, Clifton Ryan, Dan Currie, Paul Dekker, Gene Washington, Hank Bullough, Dean Look, Demetrice Martin, Billy Wells, Ike Reese, Brandon Mckinney, Charlie Smith, Dave Behrman, Dorne Dibble, Ulish Booker, Percy Snow, Paul Rochester, Al Brenner, Mickey Walker, Bill Simpson, Ellison Kelly, Travis Key, Mike Cobb, David Herron, Lorenzo White, Kirk Cousins, Archie Matsos, Brian Ottney, Pete Clifford, Gary Ballman, John Malinosky, Tupe Peko, Clifford Dukes, Hugh Blacklock, Eric Moten, Eric Smith, Dave Herman, Butch Rolle, Lynn Chandnois, Sam Williams, Danny Bass, Duane Young, Kerry Reed, Arnold Morgado, Clinton Jones, Walt Kowalczyk, Blair White, Aric Morris, Chris Morris, Craig Wycinsky, Charlie Ane, Jim ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=17434567 ... Read more

3. Giant: The Road to the Super Bowl
by Plaxico Burress, Jason Cole
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2008-07-01)
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Asin: 0061695742
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In Giant, Plaxico Burress takes you into the locker room, onto the practice field, and into the huddle, providing a flat-out-honest look at life on and off the field with the New York Giants and at the making of a champion.

Throughout the 2007 season, Plaxico battled near-crippling injuries, and despite rarely practicing,being heavily bandaged, and on serious painkillers, he led the New York Giants in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He continued to play through pain in the playoffs, only to be further injured before Super Bowl XLII. Playing the arrogant Patriots—who were inviting the Giants to their victory party before the game was over—Plaxico concealed a significant injury that might have changed the outcome of the game if the Pats had known.

When he first joined the Giants, Plaxico expected to be the go-to guy for the young quarterback Eli Manning. What he didn't expect was the media and fan scrutiny that was heaped on Manning as they battled to win games.

What Plaxico also didn't expect was the difficult relationship he had with head coach Tom Coughlin, who was a stickler for discipline and who would fine players for even the mildest offenses. For five years Plaxico had played for the laid-back Bill Cowher and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In contrast, within weeks of joining the Giants, Plaxico and Coughlin were butting heads, and the fines followed.

But there to make things a little easier were friends like Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer, nearly polar opposites. With Shock, everything was always full-tilt and his mouth would usually get him into trouble. Toomer was the easygoing elder statesman—at times absentminded, but a brilliant receiver.

And in 2007, Manning, with Plaxico's advice and support, would rise above the scrutinizing media and come into his own, and Coach Coughlin would relax his grip somewhat and let the team breathe. The results were obvious.

It's all here. The ups and downs, the trash-talking, the sweat and blood, and what it takes to be the best.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Burress tells it like it is
Plaxico Burress the former Steeler and now former Giant has written an extremely breezy and interesting book. He comes off as a guy who is enjoying his life and knows that the football career is just a temporary part of his entire life.

Burress gives us a runthrough of his childhood and early years in football and what comes out of this is that he had numerous occasions when he could have strayed into drugs and crime but stuck to being a sportsman through his personal convictions and the love of his mother.

The stories of Plaxico's years in the NFL culiminating in the Superbowl victory are told well and he doesn't seem to hold anything back.

It is massively disappointing to know that he is in jail at the moment and his NFL career is probably over as based on what is contained in this book, I would say he is an interesting and complex individual. I hope he can get his life back on track when he is released.

Worth a read if you are a fan of the NFL.

4-0 out of 5 stars Giant
Giant is an autobiography written by Plaxico Burress.This book is very interesting and takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through Burress's life.Plaxico let his readers feel the emotions he went through as a young kid when his mother passed away.This was the best part of the book because it makes the reader feel as if they are attending the funeral.Another great part of the book was just the insight to how football players live.Burress got a bad reputation playing college football because of all of the partying he did while he was supposed to be focused on getting into the NFL.Then the book takes a twist and shows the reader how Burress got focused on being one of the best receivers in the NFL.In high school and college, Burress could simply outrun defensive backs and catch the football.In this book, Plaxico shows the reader how much tougher the NFL really is.Receivers are not simply going to outrun defenses in the NFL.Burress shows how he adjusted and studied to become a smarter football player to be suited for the NFL.Burress also talks about the New York Giants incredible playoff run to make it to the Superbowl.I felt as if I was in the New York Giant's huddle during the Superbowl.The book gives incredible insight to how tough and stressful the week before the Superbowl is and how incredible the game feels.Giants will have you on the edge of your seat during the whole book, cheering for the New York Giants to beat the goliath New England Patriots.This book is a very descriptive view of what a pro football player's life is like.I would recommend this book to any real football fan or anyone who is looking for an enjoyable read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent football / NFL book..........
Plax states early in the book, "he's no Randy Moss"! Plaxico admits, when he was in high school and college, he dominated because of his size and speed, but now, he has had to become a master of his position and put in twice as much work.

Without a doubt, Plaxico Burress is high on a short list of why the Giants won the Superbowl last year!

The book has alot of insight about being a receiver in the NFL, how the position is played, the players, coaches and the game itself

Alot of funny stories about his Giants teammates, Eli Manning is the team's biggest prankster, who would of thought that

Plax talks about alot of his own teammates and his teammates from Pittsburgh, he comments on alot of other famous NFL stars, he never bad mouths anyone throughout the whole book other then Nick Saban, Burress's coach at Mich. State, from the story he tells, sounds like Saban deserves it

A true inside look at how the wide receiver position is played in the NFL, team chemistry and much, much more!

Great, great book for all NFL fans, especially Giants fans and Plaxico Burress fans!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but could have been great!
I recieved this book as soon as it came out.Being a huge Giant fan I couldn't wait for this book, just as I can't wait for Coughlin's or Eli's book.The parts of this book about Plax growing up and his relationship with his Mother was the best part.His openness about his Mom and her death and how raw he felt during those times was heartfelt.I did feel short changed about his football stories.It seemed reading it that he was holding back.The book didn't really give me an insiders look or as much of an insiders look as I had hoped for.Considering the fantastic playoff run and Superbowl victory I had hoped for some inside, untold stories or quotes about the Run and the big game.What I read here was mostly covered elsewhere.Not a bad book, just a tad dissapointing.Strahan's book read a bit better.

If you're a real pro-football fan and have ever dreamed of having an NFL star come over to your house and spend the weekend... have a couple of beers... talk about all the stuff that really goes on in the clubhouse... on the field... in their private lives... what their childhood was like... and just shoot the "crap" with each other... just like you and I do with our buddies all year long... then this book is the absolute next best thing.

Plaxico Burress the wide receiver on the 2007 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, who not only caught the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl, but played the greatest game I have ever seen a receiver play in a championship game in the frozen tundra of Green Bay... 11 catches for 154 yards with the temperature at *MINUS-ONE-DEGREE-BELOW ZERO* with the *WIND-CHILL-FACTOR AT "MINUS-TWENTY-THREE-DEGREES-BELOW-ZERO*!. It was so cold that when a player tried to spit, the spit would freeze to the face mask of their helmet. The teams didn't have Gatorade on the sideline, it was all chicken broth. "No water, no Gatorade, just chicken broth."

How was Plaxico shaped into the man he became, that led to these historical games? Burress will tell you himself through the pages of this "ONE-OF-A-KIND" autobiography. I have read hundreds and hundreds of sports books in my life, but I have never read one that the subject pulls absolutely no punches, whether he's talking about touchdowns, partying, loving his Mother, or describing opponents and teammates, owners or coaches. I am not exaggerating even one iota! There is a co-author mentioned in the title of the book... but with no disrespect meant... I don't believe he did anything but turn on a tape recorder and let Plaxico speak from his heart to his unrestricted self-content... and then had it transcribed. Any football fan... and it doesn't matter what team you root for... you can't miss this book! There has never been an opportunity to have an NFL star come into your family room and tell you "the-way-it-is"... and I mean "ALL-OF-THE-WAY-IT-IS"!

Some examples: "Coach Sullivan is a military guy. He went to Army and he's gone to the airborne, ranger, and air-assault schools. Because of that, he looks at life the same way I do. You hear a lot of people refer to football as war and he's real sensitive to that because has been to war. He understands football is not really like, war, so he doesn't take it like that." (Personal note: I am a Viet Nam era veteran so that means anawful lot to me.) When he was a teenager, his hardworking Mother who he loved more than words could ever say... "Then one day my mom was going through my pants and she found it. She found two empty bags and smelled it. I told her I didn't know what it was. She knew. She just went into her room and cried. THAT'S WHEN I THOUGHT ABOUT HOW HARD SHE WORKED AND I REALIZED HOW GUILTY I FELT. SHE HANDLED EVERYTHING DIFFERENTLY. SHE CRIED AND IT HURT ME SO BAD. SHE'S WORKING THIS HARD FOR ME AND I'M DOING THIS IN RETURN. I PROBABLY DID IT FOR ABOUT A SUMMER, BUTONCE SHE FOUND IT, I QUIT. I STILL HUNG AROUND EVERYONE WHO DID IT. I KNEW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT."

More directly from Plaxico's heart: "The way I grew up, we had hard times, we had rough times. But I have no regrets about how I grew up. I wouldn't change a thing. My mom, she would never have done anything to hurt anybody, but she didn't bow down to no one, either. SHE WAS MY HERO." When he went to Michigan State on a football scholarship he played for Nick Saban and did not like him at all. "When Coach Saban cussed out defensive end Robaire Smith on national television, that was his biggest problem. When Saban got mad or somethinghappened, he would just spaz out, flip out. He shouldn't coach at the NFL level, he has to coach college ball because he's so over controlling as far as talking to people. You can't talk to grown men that way." After Burress had a record setting game against Michigan he admitted he stopped going to class because he knew he was going to be a high first round draft choice.

When he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers he was coached by Bill Cowher who he says: "Coach Cowher is oneof my best friends. I love Coach to death. He came to my Mom's funeral. Everybody thinks he is tough, and he is pretty tough on the sidelines, but he's not a tough guy that you can't talk to. He has got one of the biggest hearts and he's a player's coach. He is one of the people who you want to work hard for. He just wants you to tell him straight, don't lie to him." When Plaxico left the Steelers it was simply because their type of offense would not highlight his talents. The ownership of Pittsburgh even gave the Giants a strong personal reference before he signed with New York.

While Plaxico is "visiting-your-house" he will share such "doozies" as: Rodney Harris is the Patriot's biggest trash talker, "and he's a cheap-shot artist." Or when he was a free agent he didn't want to play with the Philadelphia Eagles: "I WASN'T GOING TO GO THERE TO PLAY WITH TERRELL OWENS. THAT'S JUST SOMEONE I DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY WITH FROM WHAT I SAW OF HIM."


Invite Plaxico over to your house... even with all the "aint's... double-don'ts... and nothing's... you'll be spoken to like no sports star has ever openly spoken to a fan (you) before. He is truly a breath of fresh air in this cliché ridden business. Plaxico... my door is always open for you... I hope you come back again real soon.
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4. Players of American Football From Virginia: Michael Vick, Brandon Minor, Plaxico Burress, Aaron Brooks, Fran Tarkenton, Thomas Jones
Paperback: 336 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Michael Vick, Brandon Minor, Plaxico Burress, Aaron Brooks, Fran Tarkenton, Thomas Jones, Evan Royster, Shawn Moore, Rodney Landers, Ronald Curry, Gibran Hamdan, Quincy Wilson, Connor Barth, Aaron Rouse, Jerod Mayo, Michael Robinson, Darren Perry, Deon Butler, Claude E. Thornhill, Dré Bly, Jimmy F. Williams, Cedric Peerman, Brandon Noble, Torrey Smith, Ricky Schmitt, Tony Hunt, Vic Hall, Marques Hagans, Josh Vaughan, Kam Chancellor, Paris Lenon, Clint Sintim, Russell Wilson, Orion Martin, Mike Compton, Fred Linkous, James Edward Roe, Billy Mcmullen, Norm Snead, Bryan Still, Benjamin Watson, Chris Crocker, Greg Boone, Marcus Hamilton, David Terrell, Ernest Wilford, Jim Davis, Don Carey, Matt Lehr, Greg Scott, Steve Delong, Monsanto Pope, Jonathan Lewis, Dave Ames, Tyrone Davis, Bracy Walker, Elton Brown, Connor Hughes, Khalif Mitchell, Thomas Clayton, Jim Gillette, Ahmad Hawkins, Brandon Anderson, Larry Burton, Jack Williams, Alex Field, Keith Goganious, Ocie Austin, Matt Darby, Henry Bailey, J.r. Wilburn, Amos Lawrence, Duffy Cobbs, Brian Washington, Ron C. Smith, Bill Sandifer, Alonzo Coleman, Jon Staggers, Tommy Tomlin, Art Jones, Willie Armstead, Lou Baldacci, Ray Reutt, Tyrone Robertson, Macey Brooks, Antonio Banks, Tom Graves, Paul Toviessi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 334. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a professional American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring. Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=428979 ... Read more

5. Players of American Football From New Jersey: Jim Mcmahon, Donovan Mcnabb, Plaxico Burress, Joe Theismann, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Bob Ward
 Paperback: 426 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Jim Mcmahon, Donovan Mcnabb, Plaxico Burress, Joe Theismann, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Bob Ward, Joe Flacco, Knowshon Moreno, Anthony Scirrotto, Ron Dayne, Richie Incognito, Charlie Berry, Patrick Kerney, Shonn Greene, Paul Gause, David Tyree, Alex Wujciak, Kyle Wilson, Rob Petitti, Jesse Holley, Neil O'donnell, Joe Gardi, Isaiah Williams, Eugene Monroe, J. D. Maarleveld, Antwine Perez, Danny Oquendo, Malcolm Jenkins, Peter Liske, Marcel Shipp, Dennis Landolt, John F. Druze, Brandon Mcgowan, Clark Harris, Frank Kirkleski, Ray Lucas, Ernest Cuneo, B. J. Raji, Darian Barnes, Lance Ball, Turk Mcbride, Milt Plum, Todd Lowber, Gary Stills, Drew Willy, Calvin Murray, Art Still, Ryan Neill, Dwayne Sabb, Orrin Thompson, Rashad Baker, Richard Wood, Martin Bibla, Andre Dixon, Danny Baugher, Walter French, A. B. Brown, Dennis Norman, Charlie Atherton, Gary Cuozzo, Jeff Chase, Bruce Elia, Alvin Pearman, John Chironna, Jacque Mackinnon, Sisto Averno, Isaac Redman, Al Bansavage, Antonio Garay, Bob Lally, E. J. Barthel, Larry Cabrelli, Albert Young, Taj Smith, Michael Ray Garvin, Brandon Renkart, Tiquan Underwood, John Earle, Joe Porter, Ben Scotti, Jason Worilds, Johnny Budd, Anthony Davis, Quintus Mcdonald, Skip Minisi, John Brown, Curt Merz, Ted Laux, Damien Covington, Craig Taylor, John Stone, Dean Steward, Rashod Swinger, John Nalbone, Rodney Carter, Jim Apple, Mike Chalenski, Syd Kitson, Tommy Thompson, Carl Howard, Felix Mccormick, Don Chuy, Mike Freeman, Lorenzo Freeman, Reggie Lawrence, David Grant, Don Highsmith, Chris Port, Mike Kozlowski, Carl Zander, Demingo Graham, Warren Loving, Dom Fucci, Roger Chanoine, Najah Pruden. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 425. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the W...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=380210 ... Read more

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