Beat reporters of the Giants, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins during Bill's tenures at each of those franchises -- between 1980 and 2010 -- provided the so-called “first draft of history” for his NFL career. Journalists who covered the NFL as a whole also buttressed our book's insight into the league, particularly Bill's impact on it. I've listed 10 key articles from a range of media outlets that enhanced the manuscript through original material. The headline of almost every such story has been embedded with a link to it. (A Daily News article about Bill's recovery after his heart surgery in 1992 wasn't available online.)
KEY MAGAZINE, NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE ARTICLES
Davis, Rece, “A Conversation Between Bob Knight and Bill Parcells,” espn.com, March 31, 2008 [interview transcript]
King, Peter. “Kraftwork,” Sports Illustrated, February 6, 2012.
Lewis, Michael. “What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake at Night,” New York Times Play Magazine, October 29, 2006.
Madden, Bill. “Parcells Recovering Like a Champ,” New York Daily News, June 6, 1992.
McCallum, Jack. “A Hard Man For a Hard Job,” Sports Illustrated, December 14, 1998.
McDonough, Will. “An Inside Look at Parcells-Kraft,” Boston Globe, February 16, 1997
Myers, Gary. “Bill Parcells's Hall of Fame Bust Starts Here as the Daily News Takes You Inside the Vote that Made Tuna Canton Bound,” New York Daily News, February 9, 2013.
Parcells, Bill. “The Tough Work of Turning Around a Team,” Harvard Business Review on Turnarounds. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 1997.
Zimmerman, Paul. “Killer Giants,” Sports Illustrated, February 2, 1987.
[Unknown] “For 66-year-old Parcells, Why Leave Retirement for 1-15 team?” Associated Press, July 14, 2008.