On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran interviews multi-time New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman to discuss his new book hitting stores next Tuesday “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.”

Pearlman reveals the painstaking process of writing the book and interviewing over 400 people while doing so. Because of that he’s able, as his own description says to “unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America.”  He also talks about the tireless physical and mentally exhausting promotional side that goes into a book after it’s published and available for purchase.

This isn’t Pearlman’s first rodeo when it comes to writing winning sports books that rank among the best sellers in the world.  We discuss some of his previous efforts, including novels about Bret Favre, Barry Bonds and Walter Payton as well as the 1986 Mets and the Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the 90’s.

Pearlman wraps up the interview with some interesting Buffalo Bills/USFL stories about Jim Kelly, Joe Cribbs and Marv Levy.

Follow Jeff Pearlman on Twitter @jeffpearlman, You can purchase  “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL” and any other of Jeff’s books, among other ways by going to his website at www.jeffpearlman.com

After that Joe from Buffalo Wins (@buffalowins) joins for a “Run-In With Joe” segment.  Today they’re talking reaction from Tuesday’s podcast that featured Jerry Sullivan and some Buffalo Bills talk.  Joe has strong takes on several sports media topics involving Sully, discusses Nate Peterman, names a make-or-break guy on each side of the ball for the Bills and offers a final record season prediction as well as his Super Bowl pick.

The podcast concludes with the debut of “Spin It Skully”, where Moran’s friend, Skully from Buffalo joins and does what he does best—puts a positive spin on anything and everything Buffalo Bills related.  You can’t help but laugh and enjoy when listening.


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