RMA to Feature Gary Myers, Author of “Once a Giant: A Story of Victory, Tragedy, and Life After Football”

On June 12 at the Retired Men’s Association, radio host Jim Campbell will interview sports journalist and author Gary Myers on his book Once a Giant: A Story of Victory, Tragedy and Life After Football, detailing the brotherhood formed by the 1986 Giants as they won Super Bowl XXI.

The interview will take place at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT. The program will also be shown on Zoom: https://bit.ly/30IBj21

What makes this brotherhood so unique is nearly 40 years later the bond remains as strong as ever. If a player has an issue, his teammates are there to help him out.

Even Bill Parcells, the hard-driving coach, is there for his former players. He has loaned a total of $4 million to former players with financial problems. Myers will talk about the impact playing football has had on the post-career lives of the ’86 Giants as they are now in their 50s, 60s and 70s.

Many of the stories are heartwarming and funny but some are heartbreaking. The ’86 Giants are the most popular team in Giants history as the team begins to celebrate its 100th season.

Gary Myers is the former NFL Columnist for the Dallas Morning News and New York Daily News. He is the author of six books, including Brady vs. Manning, a New York Times bestseller, which examines the greatest rivalry in NFL history.

Once a Giant, an Amazon bestseller, was released in September. He is currently working on his seventh book: Was It Brady or Belichick? Myers has been covering the NFL since 1978 and was a long-time cast member of HBO’s Inside the NFL and the YES Network’s This Week in Football. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and is a former adjunct professor at Newhouse. He is a regular contributor to The NY Blitz on WPIX in New York.

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public, both men and women; no reservations are required. Our social break starts at 10:40 am followed promptly by our presentation at 11:00 am. Programs are at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. For additional information see www.greenwichrma.org