SPECIAL OFFER: Pre-order "The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football" at 30% off!
Learn all about the captivating rise of the NFL Tight End. From Mike Ditka to Jeremy Shockey to Rob Gronkowski — and all of the wild men in-between — it's a wild, wild ride.
Good afternoon, everyone! We are three weeks and, man, am I pumped. “The Blood and Guts: How Tight Ends Save Football” hits the shelves Oct. 18.
My hope is for readers to have half as much fun reading “B & G” as I did working on this project.
This position saved the sport itself and — the more you hang out with Ditka and Shockey and Clark and Gronk and Gonzalez — the more it’s abundantly clear we can all relate to the life of an NFL Tight End. Last year, I traveled around the country to hang out with the best tight ends in pro football history. If you enjoy the essence of the sport itself, I’m confident you’ll love their compelling stories.
So, we’re running a special here at Go Long.
Right now, you can pre-order my book at 30 percent off. You’ll also receive a signed bookplate.
This deal begins today (Sept. 26) and runs through Oct. 11. I cannot thank all of you enough for your support.
Expect a collection of 15 longform stories on all of the best tight ends ever in “The Blood and Guts.” Of course, their stories intertwine in so many ways, too.
Few know Mike Ditka’s life nearly fell apart between his stints in Chicago and Dallas. He opens up about that critical juncture from his golf course in Florida.
You may remember Jackie Smith dropping a touchdown in the Super Bowl. His life was so much more than that split-second… yet that split-second affected him for decades.
Ben Coates laid his body on the line through the 90s. Today? He’s feeling the aftershock.
Tony Gonzalez catapulted the tight end position into a new stratosphere. The kid victimized by bullies as a teen found a way to bully linebackers and safeties unlike anyone before him. What you may not know? He nearly swapped haymakers with a coach. We have the full story.
Hanging out in Miami Beach with Jeremy Shockey is as wild as you can imagine. Bar fights. The U. NYC nightlife. Saving a dude’s life. The man did not hold back on anything.
When Dallas Clark was a senior in high school, his mother died in his arms. A moment that set the course for his surreal rise. Jimmy Graham? When he was a kid, he was homeless. He feared for his life.
Bloody Mini Sticks battles with his brothers. Partying like a rock star. Demolishing everything in his path on the field. There’s only one Rob Gronkowski. He relives it all.
Go Long subscribers: Be on the lookout for a Zoom Happy Hour to discuss the book. We’ll have some fun.