College Football Book Reviews
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1884-1894: Mass Momentum Plays And Brutality Bring Football to Edge of Extinction
The Flying Wedge was just one of a number of momentum plays that were lethal to players.
1890: The Beginning of Nebraska Football
It started with a ball and a guy who knew what he was doing.
Book Review: Dream Like A Champion
John Cook’s honesty about his coaching methods is refreshing. Excellent book and Christmas is coming!
Book Review: Walk-On This Way - The On-Going Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Tradition
Yes, I read a book about Wisconsin football.
Book Review: S. C. Gwynne’s “The Perfect Pass”
The story of Hal Mumme and how he invented the “Air Raid” offense. Excellent writing, excellent choice.
Book Review: Ben Utecht - Counting The Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter To My Family
A look at Ben Utecht’s book about dealing with his brain injury after playing in college at Minnesota and in the NFL.
Book Review: Forever Red - More Confessions of a Husker Fan
Steve Smith released Forever Red in 2005. This year he released an update. It's still the best Husker fan book ever written.
The Opening Kickoff: College Football's Birth
Review of Dave Revsine's Book - The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation. Excellent book about the birth of college football that isn't a boring history book. The holidays are coming.
Forever Red: Update Coming To A Great Husker Book
Forever Red: Confessions of a Cornhusker Football Fan remains the best Nebraska fan book ever written. Author Steve Smith will be doing an update expected to be published in the fall of 2015. He's looking for feedback from Husker fans.
Review: Husker Film - Through These Gates
A review of the Husker movie - Through These Gates.
Review: No Place Like Nebraska
No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy Of An Era consists of two volumes of over 1,500 pages of interviews with 100 players, coaches, media personalities and athletic department employees from the Tom Osborne teams that went 60-3 over five seasons.
What's The Best Husker Football Book You Can Buy?
Kenneth Jarecke's Husker Gameday 2010 - Farewell Big 12 is beyond phenomenal.
The Big Scrum - How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football
The early days of football were marked by brutality as several young men died playing the sport. A group rose up to abolish the game. This book tells the story of how Teddy Roosevelt saved the game of football.
Book Review: Death to the BCS
"Death to the BCS" provides college football fans with a through expose of the bowl system, but struggles to fully explain why the big conference commissioners still push the BCS system, except because they can. Or maybe it's because while they don't get the additional revenue of a playoff, they keep much more of that smaller pie.
Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports
Scorecasting is an excellent book that challenges most of what you've always held to be true in sports.
Review: 1959 Nebraska Oklahoma Game DVD - The Greatest Upset In Nebraska History
A review of a DVD available of the 1959 Nebraska - Oklahoma game - a great stocking stuff just in time for Christmas (and the last Big 12 Championship game)!
Review: Tom Osborne - More Than Winning
Tom Osborne's book "More Than Winning" was re-released by University of Nebraska press. It provides an excellent window into Osborne's life and Nebraska football from the period of 1979-1983.
Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock (What It's Like Preparing for the NFL Draft)
Book Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock - Author Bobby Deren gives us a look into four players' preparation for the 2009 NFL draft. Florida Atlantic linebacker Frantz Joseph, Michigan cornerback Morgan Trent, South Carolina wide receiver Kenny McKinley and Nebraska offensive tackle Lydon Murtha reveal what they went through in their attempt to get drafted. Great read.
Review: The Pro Football Historical Abstract (And A Look At Football Statistics)
Book Review: Sean Lahman's Pro Football Abstract, and how his statistical formulas might be used to analyze college football players across generations.
Review: When March Went Mad: the Game That Transformed Basketball
Seth Davis' "When March Went Mad" is a human story about an amazing season and the evolution of how America watches sports and big events.
Review: The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated
Review of Ivan Maisel's book "The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated"
Review: "Then Osborne Said to Rozier..."
Steve Richardson's "Then Osborne Said to Rozier..." is a composition of stories of Nebraska football from the arrival of Bob Devaney to the return of Bo Pelini.
Review: Nebraska Football Vault by Mike Babcock
Review of "The Nebraska Football Vault" - a unique book about Nebraska Cornhusker football history, complete with reproductions of paraphernalia.
Review: The Galloping Ghost - Red Grange: An American Football Legend
Review of "The Galloping Ghost" an autobiography of Red Grange. Grange was one of the main sports celebrities of his time along with Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, and Jack Dempsey. Grange helped establish professional football as a legitimate sport.
Interview With Jason Peter - Hero of the Underground
Interview with Jason Peter regarding his life and his book "Hero Of the Underground".
Hero of the Underground By Jason Peter
Review of Jason Peter's book - "Hero of the Underground"
Huskerville: A Story of Nebraska Football, Fans
A review of Roger Aden's book - Huskerville.
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