• "A continuous feast... The best book ever about football - or anything!"

    Wall Street Journal
  • "A great book that makes football absolutely fascinating to fan and non-fan alike...a tale to gladden the envious heart of every weekend athlete... Plimpton has endless curiosity, unshakable enthusiasm and nerve, and a deep respect for the world he enters"

    New York Times
  • "The agility and imaginativeness of his prose transforms his account of this daydream into a classic of sports reporting"

    New Yorker
  • "Possibly the most arresting and delightful narrative in all of sports literature"

    Book Week
  • "With his gentle, ironic tone, and unwillingness to take himself too seriously, along with Roger Angell, John Updike and Norman Mailer he made writing about sports something that mattered."