Talkin' Tuna

Talkin' Tuna

The Wit and Wisdom of Coach Bill Parcells

Book - 1999
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After bringing home two Super Bowls with the N.Y. Giants, and after taking the hard-luck New England Patriots to their own appearance in the big show, Bill Parcells has performed another miracle: he's transformed the 1-15 Jets into a real contender. All New York's got to do now is wait, because if the coach they call "Tuna" has his way, it won't be long before his Jets sere up yet another championship. A hard-nosed pro who always shoots from the hip, Parcells is one of pro football's winningest, and often most controversial, head coaches. Always quotable -- love him or hate him -- there's no arguing his success. Because... when the Tuna talks, people listen.

Parcells on the '98 AFC race: "We're kind of stacked up like club sandwiches."

Parcells on winning: "Winning doesn't feel as good as it used to and losing feels worse.... This is my crack cocaine. I know it's like an assembly line, okay? And I know that some day the line is going to stop, and that's when you're J-A-G. Just another guy."

Parcells on NFL stars: "Dumb players to dumb things. Smart players seldom do dumb things."

Parcells on his weight: "Hey, listen, let me tell you something. If I fell down, I'd rock myself to sleep." Columnist Norman Chad on ParcelIs: "It is a wonder of nature that caterpillars turn into butterflies. It is a wonder of ParcelIs that Vinny Testqaverde has turned into Joe Namath.... If he told his players the Earth were flat, none of them would cross the street. He could stare at a blue sky so hard, it becomes cloudy." Jets running back Keith Byars on ParceIls: "If he tells you there's cheese on top of the mountain, you'd better bring crackers."

Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9781550223873
Branch Call Number: 796/.332/Par 6173mb 1
Characteristics: 79 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Davis, Jefferson 1962-
Alternative Title: Talking tuna


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