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Legendary football coach and Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, Wade Phillips, recalls his life in football and memories of his father, NFL head coach Bum Phillips, in a book perfect for a Father's Day gift.

In his memoir Son of Bum, decorated NFL coach Wade Phillips shows that the roots of his knowledge come from his father, Bum Phillips. A beloved character in NFL history, Bum taught Wade from the beginning that "coaching isn't bitching", as well as how to have perspective on the game during tough times. These are lessons that apply both on the field and off, and Wade has passed this wisdom down to his son, Wes Phillips, an NFL coach himself.

Known for his homespun, plain-talking ways, Wade is a groundbreaking coach who has long believed in using support and camaraderie - instead of punishment and anger - to inspire his players to be winners on and off the field. And though his defensive concepts are revolutionary, he would say they begin with common sense.

Son of Bum is more than one man's memoir - it's a story of family and football and a father who inspired his son.

Original cover art copyright Diversion Publishing Corp.

©2017 Wade Phillips with Vic Carucci (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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"Having played for and against Wade Phillips, the first word that comes to my mind is respect. Son of Bum is a great read about the Xs and Os from one of the greatest coaches in the league, as well as a loving tribute to the influence of family." (Peyton Manning)

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  • 24-03-2020

A Must For Anyone Who Is A Football Fan

I found this book to be one of the best I have listened to on here. Very funny. And reminded me of my life. And what to expect in the future in my own life. You hear classic information about the history of football.

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  • 05-05-2019

Outstanding.

This book was exceptionally well written and narrated. Great lessons to learn and live by. I’m really glad Wade Philips made it to the Super Bowl with the Broncos and won, especially after listening to this. No doubt about it...Bum was proud of his son. Way to go, Coach.

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  • John
  • 18-05-2018

Entertaining

This is a very entertaining book. If you are interested Bum Phillips as well as his son, its a unique book and fun. One of the most beloved figures in Houston History, his son talks about his own growth with a constant presence of his father. A little short for my taste (I like longer books), but good regardless.

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  • Roy Chappell V
  • 24-01-2018

Such a great story

Loved this book! The Phillips family has had such an amazing impact on the game of football.

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