Steve Tasker is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications. Steve established himself as the greatest special teams player in National Football League history during the Buffalo Bills Super Bowl years. He currently works as a football analyst for CBS sports and as a cohost for the Bills regional television network. Steve and his wife, Sarah, reside in suburban Buffalo with their five childrenDeacon, Annie, Luke, Tap, and Jacob.
Scott Pitoniak is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University. Scott has received more than 100 journalism awards and is the author of eight books. Named one of the top columnists in the nation by The Associated Press Sports Editors, Scott has covered the Bills since 1985 and resides in suburban Rochester with his children, Amy and Christopher. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, the diminutive 5-foot-9, 175-pound Steve Tasker was a huge contributor as the Bills strung together an unprecedented four consecutive Super Bowl appearances in the early 1990s. Along the way, Tasker earned seven invitations to the Pro Bowl, and during the National Football Leagues 75th anniversary celebration, he was named the greatest special teams player of all-time. In Steve Taskers Tales from the Buffalo Bills, the football star turned network television analyst takes a behind-the-scenes look at the franchises most glorious era. Tasker provides readers with insightful vignettes of colorful Bills personalities such as Levy, Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Ralph Wilson. Tasker takes the reader inside the helmet of NFL players, describing for them the deadly efficiency of the Bills no-huddle offense (There were times when we felt like we were unstoppable) and the effects of a jarring hit (Its like being in a violent car wreck).Steve Tasker’s Tales from the Buffalo Bills
Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Buffalo Bills Football
Sal Maiorana is a regular contributor to numerous magazines and online sites, and he is the author of 10 other books, including the two-volume history of the Bills entitled Relentless: The Hard-Hitting History of Buffalo Bills Football, and a compilation of the greatest moments in Buffalo sports history called Game Night in Buffalo. Sal is a former Rochester Press-Radio Club Sports Writer of the Year award winner, and recently was recognized by the American Legion as Rochester’s Sports Writer of the Year. He has also won numerous New York State Publishers’ Association citations for his work with the Democrat and Chronicle.
In Game of My Life: Memorable Stories of Bills Football, many of the men who have worn the Buffalo on their helmet-both the standing and the charging version-share with author Sal Maiorana their fondest Bills experiences. Jim Kelly picked a 1991 shredding of the Steelers-the team he cheered as a youth-for a Bills-record six touchdown passes. Talley recalls the 51-3 AFC Championship blowout over the Raiders. Frank Reich chose the 1992 wildcard game against Houston-a game in which he quarterbacked the greatest comeback victory in NFL history. Unforgettable, old-time favorites such as Jack Kemp, Billy Shaw, Booker Edgerson, and Ed Rutkowski share tales from the 1960s-when the Bills won two AFL championships. Other luminaries such as Joe Ferguson, Joe DeLamielleure, Reggie McKenzie, Jerry Butler, Cornelius Bennett, Andre Reed, Don Beebe and Kent Hull fill the gaps between the Bills’s two championship eras with their thoughtful recollections.