• The Dark Side of the Game

  • My Life in the NFL
  • By: Tim Green
  • Narrated by: Tim Green
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 16-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Editor reviews

Tim Green gives us a realistic peek underneath the glitter and glory that we see each Sunday watching televised NFL games. Understand an environment where even the best players have to deal with such insecurities as knowing they are only as good as their last game, and there is always someone younger, bigger, and faster just waiting to take their place. Imagine the game so bruising and physically abusing that getting up on Monday morning your body feels as if it had been involved in a car crash which completed totaled the vehicle, only imagine doing it 20 weeks in a row. It's no wonder that some players secretly don't mind when their team misses the playoffs and their own healing can begin a little earlier. (Tony, Senior Director of Finance)
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Summary

Even the most avid football fans don't know what goes on behind the locker room doors. Now, 8-year NFL veteran Tim Green takes you behind the scenes for an insider's view of the game, complete with all of the humor, the pathos, the horror, and the wonder of the NFL experience. He shares some of the day-to-day details of life in the NFL that will captivate any fan, including the antics of Deion Sanders and why the Super Bowl is always a bore. He also doesn't hesitate to examine the game's troubling problems such as racism, steroids, AIDS, and gambling. His account provides a unique and compelling look underneath professional football's padding.
©1996 Tim Green, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 13-01-06

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Lono on 24-09-17

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.

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