The Super Bowl: 10 football books to gear you up for the big game

The biggest sports game of the year is just around the corner. Here are some books to put you in the mood.

2. "The Rise and Self-Destruction of the Greatest Team in History," by John Mullin


While the Dolphins may have gone undefeated, the '85 Chicago Bears were the greatest team in history – full of big talent and big egos like Mama's Boy Otis, Mac, Sweetness, Samurai, The Colonel and everyone's favorite: The Fridge. Coach Mike Ditka assembled a crew of some of the biggest names in football history. This is the story of their greatest enemy: themselves.

John Mullin is a nationally syndicated columnist for He's been covering the Bears since the mid-80s.

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