Offering a unique perspective sure to fascinate, amuse, and inspire, thirty-one year NFL veteran Jim Tunney answers every fan, player and Coach’s question: why would anyone want to be a referee and have to stand there and take that abuse?
He has distinguished himself by refereeing three Super Bowl games and being the only NFL official to have refereed back-to-back Super Bowls.
Tunney has been on the field with great players like Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway, Fran Tarkenton, Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, Joe Namath, Walter Payton, Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Thurman Thomas, Mean Joe Green, Conrad Dobler, and Jerry Rice.
And he has refereed for great coaches like Bill Walsh, George Halas, John Madden, Tom Landry, and Vince Lombardi.
He explains how he started in the game and how it has changed. He takes you onto the field for some of the most famous games in NFL history:
- The Dallas-Green Bay “Ice Bowl” 12/31/1967
- The Dallas-San Francisco NFC championship decided by “The Catch” 1/10/1982
- The “final fumble” of the Cleveland-Denver AFC championship game 1/17/1988
- The Chicago-Philadelphia divisional “Fog Bowl” 12/31/1988
Autographed by Dr. Jim Tunney