The Latest (including more on Steve Nelson)
So here’s what’s happening with Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in New England Patriots History. Copies of the book are scheduled to ship from Chicago August 5, which Triumph figures puts them in stores around September 1, though experience tells me they’ll start showing up on shelves a good bit sooner than that. (Triumph, by the way, now has a GCP product page up on their web site, though there’s virtually nothing on it at the moment.)
The bigger deal, to my mind, comes out of a PR/marketing conference call we had the other day in which Steve Nelson, confirmed that he’ll be doing two book signing events and a handful of TV and radio interviews. That’s good news for me, because it’ll draw attention to the book. It’s good news for you because it means you’ll have a couple of chances to meet Steve and a bunch more to see/hear him talk about his playing career and the team.
Obviously, you know Steve is one of the all-time Patriots greats. He’s in the team Hall of Fame. He was a three-time Pro Bowler. And he played on three great Patriots squads, including two of the best ever fielded, the 1976 and 1978 teams, both of which probably should at least have been AFC champions, and the 1985 team that went to Super Bowl XX (and, yeah, I know how that worked out; doesn’t change the fact that the Pats had a hell of a team and got there, which nobody else in the AFC did that season). You might also know if you remember hearing him on the pregame show or the Big Show, that Steve is a smart and funny guy. And, as I’ve mentioned before, he’s a hell of a nice guy.
So you can understand why I’m not only honored that Steve wrote the foreword for this book, but really excited that he’s going to be involved in promoting it. I can’t wait to get out on the trail with this thing and I really can’t wait to hear what Steve has to say when he’s doing his media tour. This is gonna be fun. I hope you’ll be along for the ride.
(Oh, yeah, and you should, you know, read the book, too. I think I did a pretty good job with this one.)
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