football

Dec 3, 2020

Charlie is a fantasy football geek who cheers for the LA Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are so bad that their nickname is “the dogs.” Charlie and his best friend Anna, who is also a huge Bulldogs fan, love watching all of the games together. Luckily, Anna’s grandfather is the owner of the LA Bulldogs. Charlie attends a game with him and shares some of his thoughts to improve the team and suggests to sign an aging quarterback that is going under the radar. Mr. Warren, Anna’s grandfather, signs the quarterback and the team starts to get the success they have been wanting. Charlie becomes a football

Nov 5, 2020

John Urschel played professional football and is completing his Ph.D. at Harvard University in Mathematics. This memoir reveals John’s challenges of living with divorced parents, trying to become a math major and earning a Ph.D., and making it to the National Football League. Mr. Urschel’s biography is heart-warming and shows the ups and downs of his journey of making it to the NFL and earning a Ph.D. Urschel was interested in math at a very young age and loved solving math problems. It wasn’t until later in middle school that Urschel became interested in football. The story is told in

Sep 19, 2012

Carlisle vs. Army is more than the story of the legendary football game between two football powers in 1912. It’s the story of its 3 principal characters - Jim Thorpe, Pop Warner, and Dwight Eisenhower. Carlisle didn’t look at this as just any football game. It was their chance to avenge  Army for the massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, just 22 years before.

Along the way, the reader sees how brutal the game was in the early Twentieth Century without helmets or pads and how plays like the flying wing and blockers with linked arms taking out single defenders led to broken bones and head

Oct 30, 2010

Playing For Pizza by John GrishamI have always enjoyed reading books by John Grisham. The King of Torts is one of my favorites probably due to my interest in tort law while attending college. The Broker is also a favorite. In that book, he describes Bologna, Italy in such colorful detail and realism that I could probably find my way around without having actually been there. In the book, Playing for Pizza, Italy is again the setting although this time it is mainly the city of Parma. This city is famous for its Parmesan cheese.

Rick Dockery, the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, was held responsible for

May 11, 2010

redmen1.jpg If this book doesn't make you want to put your McMansion up for sale and load up your spoiled Johnson County children and head to Western Kansas for a slice of real life well I don't know what will. Yes, A Perfect Season is about high school football, some of the best in the state. But truly it is the story of a community of men and women, teachers, coaches, lunch ladies, everyone in fact loving, guiding and supporting the children and young adults, whether or not they play football for the legendary Redmen. It also is about kids who are made to work and to be held accountable for their