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The Genius of Desperation


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Doug Farrar is a Seattle-based journalist who has written about football for Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports, ESPN, Football Outsiders, The Washington Post, and other outlets during the last 15 years. This is his first book.

After playing seven years in the NFL and spending more than a decade in NFL front offices, Louis Riddick works as an NFL analyst for ESPN. He resides in Bristol, Connecticut.


"The best book ever written about the NFL's on-field evolution. If you're a football geek, this book is for you. If you're a fan of good writing and journalism, this book is also for you." --Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report
"I have never read a sports book that does such a seamless job of synthesizing statistics and the personalities who bring the numbers to life. In a series of vignettes that span NFL history, Farrar shows how desperation is the true mother of invention." --Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation
"Doug Farrar is my favorite NFL writer. I always look forward to reading Doug's work because of his dedication as well as the massive amount of research he conducts for all of his projects. His love for football and his proclivity for preparation have never been more evident than in The Genius of Desperation, in which Doug explains the design of many of the great innovations in football tactics, as well as who created them, and when, where, and why." --Tony Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars' senior vice president of football administration and technology

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