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The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies

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Ray Didinger won five Emmy(R) Awards as a producer and writer with NFL Films. He is a prolific author of nine books on sports, including his two most recent bestsellers: Eagles Encyclopedia and One Last Read. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame sportswriter, and wrote for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News for over 30 years. He is a host on 610-WIP all-sports talk radio in Philadelphia, and appears weekly on Comcast SportsNet TV as the primary analyst on Eagles Post-Game Live. He lives in Philadelphia. Glen Macnow has been a popular sports-radio talk-show host at Philadelphia's 610-WIP for over 14 years, following an award-winning career as a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press. He is the author of three best-selling sports books, and is a frequent guest on local and national television sports shows. He lives outside Philadelphia.


The Boston Globe, November 1, 2009 "...this book is great fun." The Oregonian, November 18, 2009 " arguments and rental tips, and this book is full of all sorts of interesting facts." Patriot-News, December 14, 2009 "...light and fun and can be busted open at any page. ... The joy of any book like this is that is spurs friendly debate. This one should be on-hand at every bar in America. It's that good as a reference souce. But it's also speckled with bits of reporting and strewn with factoids and anecdotes that even devoted fans of these movies might not know. ...a terrific casual read." Bill Conlin, Philadelphia Daily News, February 2, 2010 "The 'Ultimate Book of Sports Movies' will be required reading in school - the famed UCLA School of Film, Theater and Television, that is...I am blown away by how good it is, how painstakingly researched, cleverly arranged and augmented by little sidebars and essays... If you love sports and film, this is an irresistible and superbly crafted read, one of the best books written by any authors with local roots not named Bissinger, Dexter, Bowden or Poe." The Florida Times- Union, May 23, 2010 "...more than just a list. It's a deeply researched book that summarizes each movie and gives fascinating background on how each was produced."

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