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Saturday, March 7, 2015


Welcome back! Time for part 2  in our fun football facts post and another teaser from GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK. I've been asked if my football romance book has real football scenes in it and the answer is "yes" it does, as do the others books in the FIRST & TEN series.

Football Facts 

1. Where do all those footballs come from? Wilson Sporting Goods Company in Ada, Ohio has been the official supplier to the NFL since 1941. They make over 2 million footballs every year!

2.  Only two players have caught, rushed, and thrown a touchdown against the same team in the same game: Walter Payton in 1979 and David Patton in 2001.

3.  Originally, football was most popular in Midwestern industrial towns, its spread and rise in popularity around the U.S. is most often traced to the 1958 NFL Championship game, which has been called the “Greatest Game Ever Played.”

4. That game was played in Yankee Stadium. The game between Baltimore and New York went to sudden death overtime. Final score? Baltimore 23, NY 17. Why was this game so popular? It was televised nationally on NBC. 

5. Another fact that sent this game into star status were the 12 receptions by Raymond Berry for 178 yards and a touchdown. This record stood for 55 years until Demaryius Thomas broke it with 13 receptions in Super Bowl XLVIII. Wow! 
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Now for 2 short teasers from GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK (caution, locker room language ahead):

With Spike tucked securely under his arm, Griff pushed open the door to the workout room at the stadium.
“No dogs allowed, Montgomery. And that includes your girlfriend,” snickered Aloysius “Trunk” Mahoney, defensive linebacker.
“Very funny. I’m gonna die laughing.”
“What if he shits in here?” Mahoney cocked an eyebrow at Griff.
“He already took a dump in your helmet, asshole.”
“Quite a welcoming committee. Aren’t you going to introduce me?”
“To these animals? Never. Come on.” He took her arm, turning her toward the parking lot and escorting her to her car.
“Some of them are kinda cute. ’Specially the one with the blond hair,” she said, fishing around in her purse.
“Buddy? He’s the biggest man-whore of them all.”
She chuckled as she pulled out her car keys. “Bigger than you?”
“He leaves me in the dust.”
Lauren stopped, her eyes wide. “Wow.”

He wanted a wife. She didn’t want to get married – ever.  Not exactly a match made in heaven. Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. After they moved away, Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate?

Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.

Wary of Griff’s reputation with women, and hiding a secret, Lauren holds on to her heart.  Can the quarterback handle the truth or will he walk away, like he has in the past?     

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