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I don't know how new this is, but I saw it for the first time this weekend and now the Bears official site is promoting it, so I am guessing it is fairly new.

From Amazon

--Mike Ditka

Walter Payton played running back with a devastating combination of grace and ferocity. Though standing an inch and a half short of six feet and just a shade over two hundred pounds, he led the beleaguered Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl title, broke Jim Brown's career rushing record and won the unconditional love of millions of NFL fans.

How did a small-town daydreamer in Mississippi end up taking the cellar-dwelling Bears from awful to awesome? Walter Payton simply worked harder and with more purpose than any football player in history. And he did it with a smile.

PAYTON captures the life of an on-field superstar who wanted most to be the consummate team player. He was a man who left everything on the field, always put family first and committed himself to giving back to the community. Sweetness indeed.

I am not sure how I feel about Favre doing the foreword.  On one hand, he is the captain of our most hated rival, but on the other that fact alone is a testament to the type of person and player that Payton was.