Category Archives: Sports

12 – 13 December 2017 – finishing David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered (pp. 343 – 504)

Tuesday I almost finished When Pride Still Mattered. However, the Doug Jones – Roy Moore election results pulled me away from the book, so I finished it Wednesday. On pages 343 through 504, David Maraniss takes the reader from the 1963 NFL … Continue reading

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Monday, 11 December 2017 – Reading Pages 282-342 of David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered

“…an intolerable disparity between the hugeness of their desire and the smallness of reality” (p. 69, attributed to Ignatius Loyola). Monday night after the kids went to bed, I managed about 60 pages in When Pride Still Mattered. The material that I … Continue reading

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Saturday, 9 December 2017 – reading pages 135-237 of David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered

Saturday, I had to go to graduation. When you’re on faculty, it’s hard to get much out of still-another speaker and still-another group of graduates. The best thing that you can say about graduation is that it’s a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Friday, 8 December 2017 – Reading pages 1- 134 of When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

“Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and the cold November mud” – John Facenda, narrator for NFL Films, sometimes known as The Voice of God (p. 14) Friday it … Continue reading

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Sunday, 2 July 2017 – Sunday Papers & Sports Illustrated

Sunday I spent some time an old friend – the papers. I didn’t read any more of Bargain Fever as the day sort of slipped away. My youngest daughter and I went out and got some groceries @ Publix where I grabbed … Continue reading

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15-17 June 2017 – Reading Fran Zimniuch’s Philadelphia Eagles – Where Have You Gone?

Philadelphia Eagles – Where Have You Gone? by Fran Zimniuch Publisher – Sports Publishing Copyrights 2004, 2015 200 pages Rating – 5.5 out of 10 Way back in the late 1970s, I started watching pro football with my father. One … Continue reading

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Book Review – That Championship by Jason Miller

The Championship Season by Jason Miller Copyright 1972 Publisher – Atheneum 133 pages Rating – 7/10 Summary – It’s been 20 years since the team from Fillmore High School won the state championship in basketball. Four of the five team … Continue reading

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