Jim Hock is the son of the late Los Angeles Rams offensive
lineman John Hock. Jim served as chief of staff to the US Secretary
of Commerce, spokesman for a US Senator, and was the founder of a
communications firm. He is the youngest of seven kids, played
football in college, and worked as a Los Angeles Rams intern. He
lives with his family outside of Washington, DC. His first book,
Hollywood's Team came out in 2016.
Michael Downs, a former sportswriter, is the author of House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City and The Greatest Show: Stories, and winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.