In Playmakers, Mike Florio lifts the curtain on America’s most popular (and least understood) sport. He explores how and why the NFL really works (and doesn’t), explaining everything from touchdown celebrations to salary-cap issues to Hail Mary passes. Along the way, he unveils countless fascinating stories and insights about football—including his own behind-the-scenes dealings with some of the biggest names in sports media and business.
For who is this book for ?
- It’s dry
- It doesn’t have enough pictures
- There’s too much information
Learn more about the author
Mike Florio is the founder and editor of ProFootballTalk.com, a blog about the National Football League (NFL). He has worked in sports media since 1997, when he started writing for Sporting News magazine. In 2001, he joined The Associated Press as itsnational NFL writer before moving to NBC Sports in 2006.
“I was laughing out loud on many occasions and the in-depth knowledge that Florio has about the NFL is impressive. If you’re a fan of football, like I am, then this book is definitely for you.”
“There is no one better suited to write a book about the NFL than Mike Florio. He has been at the forefront of reporting on the league for years, and his insights are unmatched. Playmakers provides an up-close look at how football really works—and doesn’t work—including what goes on behind closed doors in the boardrooms and locker rooms of America’s most popular sport.”
“Playmakers is a great read for any football fan. Florio does an excellent job of shedding light on the inner workings of the NFL. The book is full of interesting stories and insights, from touchdown celebrations to salary-cap issues.”