I’ve been hearing via Twitter from a lot of folks who got a copy of Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback as a holiday gift, which is really neat to hear about. And it got me to thinking about how I can give something back.
Here’s what I came up with.
Between now (Wednesday, December 26 at 1:40 p.m. EST) and kickoff of the first Patriots game of the 2012-13 playoffs, everyone who tweets something they like about or from Tom Brady vs. the NFL and tags me (@SeanGlennon) in that tweet will be entered into a drawing for one signed copy each of Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in New England Patriots History and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping and Gut-Wrenching Moments in New England Patriots History.
You can enter as many times as you want (maximum of once per 24-hour period). Books will be shipped at my expense to addresses within the United States and Canada. (Shipping to other countries will depend on cost. I will absorb the equivalent of U.S. postage.)
One winner will be drawn at random from all entries submitted. Winner will be announced via this web site and my Twitter account. This prize package has no cash value.
Positive press for for Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback continues to roll in.
The latest review comes from Matt Verderame of SB Nation, who writes:
“Glennon has put forth a terrific book that makes for a terrific read. For a grizzled fan it can serve as thought-provoking, while a younger kid new to the game can learn from it.”
“Even if you are someone who prides himself on knowing the history of the NFL, this work will teach you new little-known stats about greats such as Sid Luckman and Bart Starr.”
So that’s pretty flattering. Now go and read the whole thing.
More positive media attention for Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback.
Steve Balestrieri, who continues to be far too kind to me, came out to Barnes & Noble in Millbury, Massachusetts Saturday afternoon to interview me and take some photos during my signing event there. From that, comes this neat feature.
And this morning, I joined Karlson & McKenzie on Boston’s 100.7 WZLX to talk with Kevin and Pete about the book, Brady and the Patriots. You can check out a podcast of that interview right here if you’re so inclined.
Coming up later this week, I’ll be joining Ryan Matlack and Kyle Pilazzi on 1450 The Hall’s Back To The Minors Wednesday, December 12 at 5:45 p.m.
Got a TV thing coming up over the weekend, too, but I’ll wait to make sure the taping happens as scheduled before getting into details.
More great press for Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback, this time from Pete Redington of the Valley Advocate.
This one’s a feature/interview piece with me more than a review of the book, so it doesn’t lend itself all that well to pulling out quotes. But it’s a damned nice piece (said the subject of said piece) and you should just go and read it. Like, now.
Four weeks ago, eight games into the season, I put together and shared a chart looking at how the 2012 New England Patriots measured up to the 2011 AFC Champion squad on a bunch of key measurables. Last night, I decided that if it made sense to look at that data at midseason, it must make sense to look at it again at the three-quarter mark. So here’s your new 2011-2012 Patriots comparison chart. Thanks for geeking out with me.
(Oh, and while I’ve got you: Don’t forget to come and check out my speaking engagement at Boston’s Trident Booksellers & Cafe Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Details here.)
I love joining George Brew for his show, What’s Brewin, because I get to just stretch out and talk football. Not that I mind doing a quick interview, or joining a show for 15 minutes. It’s all fun. But spending an hour or so just talking about the Patriots, the NFL, the game … has a distinct charm. It’s talking football; what could be better? (Plus, you know, George is very complimentary of Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback, and I like that.)
So I was psyched to do the show last night, while I watched Cam Newton pick apart the Eagles. You can check out the whole thing here if you like. You probably should. It’s good stuff.
The positive notice for Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback continues to roll in.
The latest comes from Michael Hamm of Musket Fire, who reports that he didn’t necessarily get what he wanted from the book, but he got what he needed.
He particularly liked what I wrote about the drive Brady orchestrated to set up Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI.
“The third chapter of the book gives the finest written account of the drive that I’ve ever read – to the point that the memory that it evoked game me goosebumps, just as Madden had when he finally realized that he was wrong about chastising Belichick for trying to win the game in regulation.”
He goes on to say:
“Tom Brady is the best quarterback ever to lace up a pair of cleats, that much is made abundantly clear in this book.
“He just is.”
OK, that’s all the quoting I’m going to do. Go read the whole thing for yourself.
I’ll be signing copies of Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback at the Barnes & Noble stores in Holyoke, Massachusetts today (Friday, November 16) from 6 to 8 p.m. and Walpole, Massachusetts tomorrow (Saturday, November 17) from 1 to 3 p.m.
If you’re in either area, you should come by. Pick up a book for yourself and discover what Kevin Braig of Cold, Hard Football Facts and Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com like so much about it. Pick up copies for the Patriots fans on your holiday shopping list. A signed book makes a great gift. Or, hey, just come by and say hello. If we know each other on line, it’d be great to meet you face-to-face. If we know each other in person and you’re actually willing to look at my mug, I’ll be happy to see you.
For directions and store contact info, head over to my events page.
My upcoming reading/discussion/Q&A at Trident Booksellers & Cafe in Boston just got better, thanks to the great folks at Triumph Books.
The event, which takes place Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Trident (it’s on Newbury Street; you can get directions via the link on my events page), will now feature a drawing for a great giveaway package.
The Patriots Winter Tailgate Gift Basket, includes:
Win it, and you’ll be done with holiday shopping for the Patriots fan in your life. Or you can be, like, the greatest Secret Santa of all time (no need to tell them you didn’t spend a nickel). Or you could just keep it for yourself (hell, you deserve it more than those other ingrates anyhow).
And, of course, I’ll read some selections from the book, talk about what’s behind the book (what it is, what it isn’t, and why — that sort of thing) and answer your questions. I’ll also sign books for those who are interested.
So, you know, get there. And tell your friends to get there. And their friends, too. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.
I had me a pretty good day yesterday.
As previously discussed, the morning brought a terrific review of Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback from Kevin Braig, Quant Coach, on Cold, Hard Football Facts.
Evening produced yet another well-written and very positive review of the book. This time from Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com. I didn’t fret over this one like I did about the CHFF review, largely because I didn’t know it was in the works until pretty late in the game. But I’ve got to know Steve on line (and a bit on the radio) and I can assure you he knows his football and his Patriots, so his opinion means a lot to me.
Again, I’ll pull out a few favorite quotes:
“Perhaps the greatest thing about this book is that Glennon puts out his beliefs that Brady is the best quarterback ever to play the game. And then backs them up with facts. But the manner in which he does so is not to insult or belittle the many great quarterbacks that have come before Brady. No talk about modeling or marrying a supermodel, or his hair. If you’re looking for the TMZ version of Brady, this one isn’t for you, but if you want to talk about and read about football this book will be manna from heaven.”
“The book is a fantastic read; I received it and couldn’t put it down until it was done in the wee hours of the morning. It is a must read not only for die-hard Patriots fans but fans of the NFL as well. Glennon makes some very compelling arguments for Brady as the best QB ever to lace them up.”
So, you know, that’ll make a guy feel pretty good. Go read the whole thing, because Steve’s got a lot of interesting stuff to say.