In addition, Ross has also chronicled the histories of the North Stars, Fighting Saints, Minneapolis Millers, St. Lastly, the issue playing hurt is firmly addressed in the book — a viral topic that evoked great emotion from the players, especially the ones who feel betrayed by the league as well as their own union with regards to being taken care of in terms of pensions and medical treatment. If you are into Minnesota hockey, Minnesota football, Minnesota baseball or Minnesota basketball, then you will love Ross' Minnesota sports books. Patience must be exercised when settling old scores and the veterans will wait until the time is right to exact the justice they feel fits the crime. Under the specter of penalties, fines and suspensions, players have to use stealth when retaliating against dirty players out on the field. This work discusses the top controversies on the gridiron, including the New England Patriots illegally taping the Jets defensive coaches' signals in 2007, wide receivers and defensive backs using stickum to help catch balls, offensive linemen using silicone to make it difficult for defensive players to grab their jersey, how Tony Mandarich beat steroid testing during his playing days, and Lawrence Taylor's career-ending hit on Joe Theismann on Monday Night Football in 1985. In fact, many players are simply unwilling to talk about it on the record.
Extensive quotes are featured in the book and readers will be shocked and amazed at just how much information is actually revealed. Ross' books are full of photos, biographies, stories and history, and make fantastic gifts for the sports fans in your life. The Code is not just about head-slaps, verbal taunting and the many unseen horrors that can occur under the pile though. As a sought-after motivational speaker, he speaks to corporations and groups across the country about the inspirational legacy of the late Herb Brooks, Hall of Fame coach of the fabled 1980 gold-medal-winning U. It is also about running up the score late on a team, excessive celebrations, head-hunting after interceptions, bounties, eye-gouging and rookie initiations.
He lives in Eagan, Minnesota. Paul Saints, Minnesota Kicks and Strikers, and even the old Duluth Eskimos. You see, football is all about respect and disrespect, and if a teammate is cheap-shotted, blind-sided or is chopped at the knees, then the wheels of retaliation will be set into motion. The players all agree, this is a without a doubt a must-read for sports fans who want the inside scoop on a topic so rarely discussed. About the Author Ross Bernstein is the bestselling author of 40 sports books and has appears frequently on local and national television and radio programs. While the game has changed immensely over the years, one thing remains the same — the players still police themselves.
. About The Book Football is, and always has been, a sport steeped in a culture of violence, intimidation and brutality. They are the walking wounded and finally have a platform to be heard. Players must be accountable for their actions, the Code says so. They know that if they break the rules of the Code, then there will be hell to pay. Their insight and memories provide a truly fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how these modern day gladiators tackle the subjects of respect, accountability, ethics, pride and honor.
There is a fine line between cheating and gamesmanship and the players and coaches have always been on the lookout for an edge. In addition to analyzing the reasons for controversial actions in football, Ross Bernstein elaborates further by covering the unspoken code of players, coaches, and even the referees. Sure, bench clearing brawls will occur from time to time, but most of the revenge that goes on is behind the scenes. . .
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