THE SWEET SEASON ~ A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota’s St. John’s College

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Title
THE SWEET SEASON ~ A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota’s St. John’s College
author Austin Murphy
ISBN 108377
Language English
Category Entertainment & Sports
Publisher Harper
Pages 336
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

Sports and animal absorption associate as a man rediscovers the pureness of abecedarian sports as able-bodied as the joys of ancestors life.Journalist Murphy spends a much-needed breather from his assignment at Sports Illustrated by demography his ancestors to rural Collegeville, Minnesota, in adjustment to collaborate with the drillmaster and players at St. John’s, a baby Benedictine college, which happens to accept the best almanac in academy football history. Through 2000, the Johnnies accept won the appointment appellation 23 times, avant-garde to the civic playoffs 16 times, avant-garde to the appellation bold 4 times, and accept won it 3 times—thanks mainly to its arch coach, John Gagliardi, the NCAA’s winningest alive drillmaster (second on the best account to the retired Eddie Robinson) and a bounded celebrity. Gagliardi is a affable and sometimes elusive, Yoda-like drillmaster who insists that his quarterbacks alarm their own plays and who hides a strategist’s apperception abaft an backward style. But besides Gagliardi, and accomplished players such as Tom Linnemann, it is the atmosphere of the academy itself that Murphy credits with the success of the Johnnies. At aboriginal experiencing some ability shock, Murphy and his ancestors achieve into activity at this abode area the Benedictine monks set the cogitating accent and backward pace. And while Murphy gets complex with the team, he additionally reconnects with his wife, Laura, and his two adolescent children. With ambrosial humor, Murphy recounts how he acquires newfound account for what his wife goes through on a circadian base and how, in turn, Laura sees in her bedmate “more of the guy she fell in adulation with.” The coda gives a abrupt abridgment of the 2000–01 year, back the Johnnies absent to Mount Union in the Stagg Bowl.More than aloof a bold book of academy football, The Sweet Season at the innocent address of sports in accustomed life.

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