Plaxico Burress to Score a Book Deal

Plaxico Burress
"Chapter twelve, baby! Chapter TWELVE!" Photo: Getty Images

The first of the post–Super Bowl book proposals is being shopped around by agents, on behalf of Plaxico Burress. Burress, as if you could forget, is the receiver who caught Eli Manning's winning touchdown pass in the end zone of this year's big game, leading the Giants to victory. Though it will be about his whole life, the tome will probably focus on this season and the Super Bowl. Which basically means, he's selling it based on his big catch. Most sports books have limited appeal, according to the Post's Keith Kelly, so sources expect Plaxico's deal to be in the mid–six figures. "To do a Super Bowl book, you have to have it out right away," one publisher (who said no to it while the price was still $100,000) told Kelly. Agents expect the bidding on the proposal to be done today. We love Plaxico, but we have to say, if there's going to be a book about a catch from this Super Bowl, we'd rather see one about David Tyree's amazing swanlike snatch after Eli Manning made that amazing escape from the Patriots' defensive line. We can just see the dramatic, airborne cover image now. And the title! The Helmet Catch; Or, How I Saved the Giants in the Super Bowl Shortly Before Landing WWF Style on Rodney Harrison's Knee.

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