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Starry Knights: The 1963 College All - Stars and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Upset

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by John McCarthy

The Packers entered the game as two-time defending champions and were widely considered the greatest team ever assembled. Their opponents, the 1963 College All-Stars, were given no chance at all. But that night, before a Soldier Field crowd of 65,000 … see full wiki

Author: John McCarthy
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Aventine Press
3 reviews about Starry Knights: The 1963 College All - Stars...
review by . January 31, 2010
John McCarthy's book debut has what may be the best sports book title ever, an apt play on words that describes this book about the 1963 College All-star victory over the vaunted NFL champion Green Bay Packers.    McCarthy wisely spends the first half of the book setting the stage for this upset, because the once well-known and well-contested summer College All-Star game against the previous season's NFL champion is a fading footnote in football history. The game began as a Chicago …
review by . April 10, 2010
The greatest thing about sports is that there is no sure thing. While it is true that over an extended period of time the best team will win, in the short run, especially in one game, even the greatest of underdogs can win. One of the greatest upsets in sports occurred in 1963, when a team of college all-stars defeated the mighty Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game.    Even though the marks on the schedule clearly stated that the game did not count, neither team approached it that …
review by . February 26, 2010
I don't understand football. Never have. But books that deal with the behind-the-scenes stories of athletes and their personal challenges and struggles helps me to be able to read, understand and relate to many books about sports. Starry Knights is such a book, and the author has done a great job in helping someone who doesn't really watch football understand how important the game can be to not just the players and their fans, but the world in general. I think it's fair to say that this book shows …
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