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PowderedH2O 12-10-2018 07:54 PM

A great football book - My recommendation & yours?
A few weeks ago I was listening to Mad dog Chris Russo's show on my drive home and he had a writer named Jack Gilden on. He was talking about a book called Collision of Wills, which was about the relationship between Don Shula and Johnny Unitas. It sounded intriguing, so I bought a copy. This weekend I had a chance to read it and I could not put it down. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading about vintage football.

Anyone got an idea for my next read?

Writehooks 12-10-2018 09:18 PM

If you can find it, I highly recommend "About Three Bricks Shy of a Load: The year the Steelers were super but missed the bowl" by Roy Blount Jr. (1974).

judsonhamlin 12-12-2018 09:39 AM

And Badasses about the Madden-era Raiders

frankbmd 12-12-2018 06:09 PM

The Breaker Boys by Fleming

the 1923 season of the Pottsville Maroons

Carlisle vs Army by Anderson

the gridiron face-off of Jim Thorpe and Dwight Eisenhower

VintageVinnie 12-12-2018 06:23 PM

"I am Third" by Gale Sayers...great read.

PowderedH2O 12-12-2018 09:28 PM

I will purchase some of these. I read I am third a few years ago.

runred41 12-13-2018 01:14 AM

Not sure what you are really looking for but I read one 10-15 years ago titled: 3rd Down and Forever: Joe Don Looney and the Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Brent Clark. He was supposed to be the next great one for Bud Wilkinson at University of Oklahoma but never materialized. He was a 1st round NFL pick even though he was kicked off the team. His father was Don Looney who was a favorite target for Davey O’Brien on the 1938 TCU football team that was pretty dang good. His father died in 2015 at age 98 and was oldest living NFL veteran at the time. His dad set the NFL record of 58 catches in a season for the Eagles in 1940 and was a long time game official in the NFL. Don’t know your age but if you remember Brian ‘Boz’ Bosworth in early 80’s at the University of Oklahoma and the eccentric persona he created then think 20 years before the Boz but an authentic personality! That was Joe Don Looney. Just a little synopsis to pique your interest in the book!

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