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reviewed Bleachers. December 15, 2010
If you're looking for a legal thriller, "Bleachers", neither legal nor thriller, is certainly not the drink for which you thirst! In a quiet, pastoral yet moving style of writing which he …
reviewed Football's Cunning Coaches. July 21, 2010
Although the coaches described in this book have long passed from the football scene and many have passed away, this is still a good book for young people interested in pro football. The coaches profiled …
reviewed For Hawkeye Fans Only!. June 18, 2010
As a lifelong fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, I must admit to having a natural predisposition to enjoy this book. It is a collection of short stories written by Hawk fans and the subject of course is at least …
reviewed Starry Knights: The 1963 College All .... April 10, 2010
Starry Knights: The 1963 College All - Stars and
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 …
Every so often in the last twenty years, as American soldiers have fought in Iraq or Iran or Afghanistan, a football player has found himself on the wrong side of public opinion (or the loudmouth version …
reviewed Starry Knights: The 1963 College All .... February 26, 2010
Starry Knights: The 1963 College All - Stars and
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 …
Starry Knights: The 1963 College All - Stars and
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 …
reviewed No Time for Losing. January 26, 2010
No Time for Losing
Given the dynamic nature of the football career of Fran Tarkenton, this book is remarkably dull. At least if your interest is the inside nature of football as played by Tarkenton. In many ways, it is …
reviewed Ken Stabler and the Oakland Raiders. January 17, 2010
Ken Stabler and the Oakland Raiders
Given their performance over the last several years, it would be hard for the modern football fan to realize that the Oakland Raiders were once a powerhouse team in the NFL. Their head coach in the 1970's …
reviewed The Making of a Pro Quarterback. December 02, 2009
The making of a pro quarterback
Young boys throughout the United States dream of being a quarterback in the National Football League and rifling passes to all pro receivers, winning the game in the last seconds. However, all they see …
reviewed End Zone: A Photographic Celebration .... November 29, 2009
End Zone: A Photographic Celebration of Football
This is the coffee table book for football dummies. It is a collection of photos along with short textual captions explaining the topic. The author of the text clearly does not understand the history …
reviewed Bleachers. November 26, 2009
Most sports books involve a team that is struggling, there is conflict, both internal and external and then they manage to rise up and win "the big game at the end." Fortunately, and that is one of the …
reviewed Football's Best Short Stories. November 22, 2009
Football's Best Short Stories
Although football is a primary theme of the stories in this book, it often is not the only main one. Heroic actions that lead to a victory at the end of the game is not a primary theme, it is about the …
reviewed Sundays Heroes: NFL Legends Talk Abou.... November 21, 2009
Sundays Heroes: NFL Legends Talk About the Times
This is a perfect book for the coffee table during the football season. In it, the essence of football is captured in ways that no book describing the modern game can. It contains a series of interviews …
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