Snake: The Legendary Life Of Ken Stabler

August 15, 2017|
Snake: The Legendary Life Of Ken Stabler by Mike Freeman
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The first in-depth biography of one of the most talented and infamous legends to play in the National Football League—the life and times of pro football’s first bad boy, famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler.

Ken "The Snake" Stabler was the embodiment of the original Men in Black—the freewheeling, hard-hitting Oakland Raiders. The league’s first swashbuckling pass thrower, the mythical southpaw Southerner famous for come-from-behind drives late in the game, Stabler led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977. In an era dominated by gentleman quarterbacks like Roger Staubach and Bob Griese, this 1974 NFL MVP, four-time Pro-bowler, and Super Bowl champion was an iconoclast who partied as hard as he played and lived life unapologetically on his own—not the NFL’s—terms.

Though Stabler’s legacy is larger-than-life, there has never before been an exclusive account of him, until now. Snake goes deep under the surface of Stabler’s persona to reveal a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. From his college days playing for Bear Bryant at Alabama to his years with the Raiders under coach John Madden, his broadcasting career to his death in 2015 and the revelation that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as C.T.E., Snake probes the myriad facets of Stabler’s life on and off the field to tell his complete story, and explores how his legacy and the culture and times that pivotally shaped it, continues to impact football today.

Mike Freeman is a football columnist for Bleacher Report. He has previously been a writer for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, CBSSports.com, and the Florida Times-Union. He is the author of eight books including Two Minute Warning: How Concussions, Crime, and Controversy Could Kill th...
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Title:Snake: The Legendary Life Of Ken StablerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.61 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062484265

ISBN - 13:9780062484260

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