Last night I finished up this book on Joe Montana and Steve Young’s quarterback controversy. It was a good trip down memory lane, especially for me as I was a young kid when this storyline was at its zenith.
Here’s a little information on the book from Amazon.
In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL’s greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes readers into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry– when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, and set new standards for quarterback excellence.
The two men couldn’t have been more different in background, personality, and playing style, and their competition created as much tension as it did greatness, forcing Montana to prove that he was still the game’s best quarterback and Young to prove that he was a worthy successor.
Released in 2012, this book is pretty new and it was a great opportunity for me to catch up on one of the most important rivalries in NFL history. I use the word “rivalry” because it was a battle. Montana and Young’s competitive nature led to the constant battle between the two for playing time.
This book details both quarterbacks’ start in college all the way to the end of the rivalry at Montana’s retirement.
But was the book good? Did it provide me information I never knew about these two?