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SHOW TIME

SHOW TIME

    Jan 8, 2021  When I finished writing Steve Young’s biography and before spending two years with the Patriots organization while writing The Dynasty, I teamed up with my longtime friend Armen Keteyian to write Tiger Woods’s biography. It was a three-year odyssey. Then, one week be...

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IT'S HERE

IT'S HERE

December 22, 2020 Today HBO released the trailer for TIGER — the 2-part documentary premiering on HBO and HBO Max on January 10th and 17th. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to write Tiger’s biography with Armen Keteyian. It’s been a privilege these past two years to work with such a talented gr...

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ONE FOR THE BOOKS

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

  Dec. 15th, 2020 The other day I was at a book signing for The Dynasty. A man in a Tom Brady jersey handed me his copy and asked: “Of the all the books you’ve written, which one’s your favorite?”

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BOOK TOUR

BOOK TOUR

  The COVID pandemic shuttered local bookstores throughout the country. According to the New York Times, more than one independent bookstore has permanently closed each week since the pandemic began. Those stores aren’t coming back.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Last summer I had the opportunity to go to Israel with a group of past and present New England Patriots players. Team owner Robert Kraft was our host. Kraft has a habit of taking his players to the Holy Land during the offseason. Over the years he’s also taken many NFL Hall of Famers, from Jim Brow...

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HBO DOCUSERIES AIRING IN DECEMBER

HBO DOCUSERIES AIRING IN DECEMBER

Global golfing icon Tiger Wood’s journey through success, scandal, injuries and one of the most amazing comebacks in sports history will be detailed in a two-part documentary series from HBO Sports and executive producer Alex Gibney.

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TV MINI-SERIES

TV MINI-SERIES

  Rodney Barnes To Pen ‘Tiger Woods’ Scripted Miniseries, Entertainment 360 Comes On Board

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THE DYNASTY

THE DYNASTY

Jeff Benedict’s Inside Account of the New England Patriots Dynasty to be Published by Avid Reader Press in September New York, NY, May 19, 2020—The New England Patriots, the most dominant franchise in professional team sports over the past twenty years, are the subject of a new book by...

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A GOOD COWBOY

A GOOD COWBOY

T. Boone Pickens (courtesy of T. Boone Pickens) Today, T. Boone Pickens passed away at age 91. Eight years ago I had the privilege of shadowing him. Through that process, we became friends. He graciously hosted my family at his Texas ranch on numerous occasions. In his memory, I’m sharing here a sho...

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PROUD

PROUD

In the preface to his opus “The Best and the Brightest” (the definitive account of America’s involvement in Vietnam), journalist David Halberstam shared the secret to writing a bestseller: “A book that burns in your belly — something that has to be written before you c...

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WRITE YOUR STORY

WRITE YOUR STORY

I love writing. I do it every day. And I never know where the stories may end up. Often, I go on a journey with the people I write about. The picture at the top of this post was taken while I was interviewing New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy back when he was a junior at Brigham Young Un...

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VIC …BROTHER

VIC …BROTHER

In the photograph at the top of this blog, I’m talking to one of my best friends, Vic Gaska. The picture was taken four summers ago at a softball game. Earlier this week, on Wednesday, Vic left work early, telling co-workers he didn’t feel well. He went home, he said, to “sleep it...

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ENGLAND

ENGLAND

At Heathrow, I faced a British customs agent, who inspected my passport. “What is your occupation?” he said.

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EXPOSURE

EXPOSURE

Note: The William Hill Sports Book of the Year will be awarded in London on Tuesday. “Tiger Woods” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian is a finalist. In my first year of law school, I wrote a book about athletes and violence against women. I had no intentions of being a writer. At the t...

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MERCURY

MERCURY

In the summer of 1985 I was 19-years-old and about to embark on a two-year mission for the Mormon Church when I heard on the radio that there was going to be a concert called Live-Aid to raise money for famine-ravaged Africa. More than 50 performers from Mick Jagger to Paul McCartney to Bob Dylan t...

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