With Eli Manning, the Super Bowl MVP, at its focal point, New York "Daily News" Giants beat writer Ralph Vacchiano's "Eli Manning: The Making of a Quarterback" is a fascinating insider's look at the National Football League, how stars are made and crushed, and how fortunes are won and lost on the performance of one man: the quarterback. From the bold draft-day trade that brought Manning to New York, through his dramatic ups and downs on and off the field, his first training camp to his last minute heroics in Super Bowl XLII, Vacchiano takes a candid and revealing look at the people and events that made the success of Manning and his 2007 Giants one of the greatest stories in modern sports history. It's completed with exclusive interviews with NFL stars, coaches and executives, and has a forward by former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi. Vacchiano uses his unfettered access to the World Champion Giants to present a true behind-the-scenes look at the quarterback and team that defied all of the experts and oddsmakers to pull off perhaps the most phenomenal upset in pro football history.
- 286 Pages
- Full-color photograph section
- Hard cover
- Printed in the United States