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Super Bowl Kickoff!

The NFL playoffs are in full swing and Super Bowl 47 is right around the corner. While you're waiting, catch up on some of the lives of some of the sport's greatest players and coaches — both past and present:

Moving the chains: Tom Brady and the pursuit of everything by Charles P. Pierce

Namath: a biography by Mark Kriegel

The Bus: my life in and out of a helmet by Jerome Bettis and Gene Wojciechowski

Manning by Archie and Peyton Manning with John Underwood

When pride still mattered: a life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss

Go long!: my journey beyond the game and the fame by Jerry Rice with Brian Curtis

Sweetness: the enigmatic life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman

Jim Brown: the fierce life of an American hero by Mike Freeman

My life in football by Dan Marino; foreword by Don Shula

Johnny Unitas: America's quarterback by Lou Sahadi

Heart of a lion: the wild and woolly life of Bobby Layne by Bob St. John; introduction by George Plimpton

Paul Brown: the man who invented modern football by George Cantor

I am third: the inspiration for Brian's song by Gale Sayers; with Al Silverman; introduction by Bill Cosby; with a new introduction by Gale Sayers

Never die easy: the autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton with Don Yaeger

Lombardi and Landry: how two of pro football's greatest coaches launched their legends and changed the game forever by Ernie Palladino

Sapp attack: my story by Warren Sapp with David Fisher

It's only a game by Terry Bradshaw with David Fisher

Driving home: my unforgettable super bowl run by Jerome Bettis; with Teresa Varley