College Football Book Reviews
Yes, I read a book about Wisconsin football.
A look at Ben Utecht’s book about dealing with his brain injury after playing in college at Minnesota and in the NFL.
Steve Smith released Forever Red in 2005. This year he released an update. It's still the best Husker fan book ever written.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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)!
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.
Book Review: Sean Lahman's Pro Football Abstract, and how his statistical formulas might be used to analyze college football players across generations.
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 of Ivan Maisel's book "The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated"
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 regarding his life and his book "Hero Of the Underground".