Few people have spent as much time around the National Football League as has Dick Whittingham. He has written more than 15 books mi professional football, including the definitive histories of the New York Giants, the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys. "Sunday's Heroes was bom our of Whittingham's many years of researching the league and its history, and from his hundreds ot interviews with players, coaches, owners, and journalists. The finished product is a compilation ot stories, vignettes, and first-person accounts that bring to life the blood, sweat, tears, triumph, laughter, and cheers that have defined the NFL for more than 80 seasons. Pat Summerall provides a thoughtful, reflective introduction about his more than 50-year association with the NFL, and then Whittingham's collection of essays and interviews introduce the reader to the human side of the league, beginning with the legendary figures that began the league, right up to today's players and the upcoming season. Through first-person accounts and recollections, toot bull tans are able to meet and laugh with such figures as Jim Thorpe and Red Grange, George Halas and Art Rooney, Grantland Rice and John Madden, Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke, John Unitas and Joe Montana, and so many more. Whittingham's access to so many NFL greats over the years provides us access to their own thoughts and stories, putting "Sunday's Heroes in a class by itselt.