All kinds of intriguing sports books are now out for all to enjoy from Random House, Canada. They range from picture tomes, to biographies, to how-to, to commemorative editions. Something for everyone.
Stephen Brunt’s “100 Grey Cups” (McClelland & Stewart, 256 pages $45.00) is a coffee table gem about Canada’s largest annual single sporting event. All the legendary teams from Canada’s storied football past are showcased in words and pictures.
With the brand new and much ballyhooed National Football League season almost underway for real - -all kinds of gridiron language will be coming your way, some familiar, other times, baffling.
The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story.
Here for your reading pleasure is some timely gridiron gems explained, just a sampling of millions of terms. As always, reactions and suggestions most welcome
Mike Leach and Ferhat Guven both worked on this tome and the first thing that jumped off the page, well it was at the bottom, the footnote said Universities get tax-free status and so do the football teams. Really? Wow, that’s something that you never hear about.
I love the dinner talk and how Mike was diagramming plays on his napkin, that’s pretty hardcore.
I love how coach Leach talks about whether or not he knows if a quarterback is accurate. He talks about a few things that make a lot of sense and you will want to get this book to find out how he knows.
Since being formed in 1998, the Bowl Championship Series has been a topic of debate within many college football circles. The discussion typically turns to whether the NCAA should turn to a traditional playoff system or stay with the bowl games that have been around since 1902.
The NFL, its players and fans will take time to remember the courage and resilience that followed the events of September 11, 2001 with special tributes in stadium, on field and on television during all games on Sunday, September 11.
The first Sunday of the NFL regular season falls on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
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