This collection of writing by world-class writers including Frank Deford, Peter Gammons and Tom Verducci brings together the stories of football's greatest heroes and villains, legendary quests and pennant races....
|Title||:||Sports Illustrated: Great Football Writing|
|Number of Pages||:||560 Pages|
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Sports Illustrated: Great Football Writing Reviews
A great readThe title says it all. This book compiles some of the best of Sports Illustrated's writing about the game of football. It's a collection of essays by some the all time great sportswriters, in depth stories from all levels of the sport.
Some fun articles in a slightly geeky sports mad way.
A collection of great football articles from past SI issues. A mix of college and pro, short and long, modern and old. Some of it felt kind of dull to me, but there are some rather interesting ones. Most were about teams or players I was not really familiar with, but some of these were quite interesting nevertheless. Some of the highlights: a disturbing article from the late 80s by a college football player who flipped his shit from taking steroids; a 17 page article about a photo of the TCU locker room before their 1957 Cotton Bowl game after that photo was selected as SI's favorite sports photo of the century; a 32 page article on "The Toughest Coach There Ever Was", a coach most people (including me) have never heard of who coached JUCO football in Mississippi at a place almost nobody has ever heard of.
It got me through the off season last year. Mostly good articles, only a few I could do without.