Saturday, November 5, 2016
Brady vs Manning by Gary Myers
This book is exactly what you think it might be: a long narrative of the individual life stories of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning with a focus on their long rivalry. Along the way, the reader discovers the deep respect and friendship these two stellar quarterbacks share. Both men provided source material for the author, as did the fathers of both. It makes for a very interesting read, reflecting not just these two who have dominated football for more than a decade and their teams, but the sport itself. If you have followed the Brady/Manning rivalry over the years, I doubt you will learn very much from this book, but if you have not, this is a thorough and thoroughly interesting work. The only jarring note is that periodically the author will quote trash-talking players. It’s infrequent enough that I found it disruptive to the tone of the book. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.