THE UNDEFEATED ~ The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football History

THE UNDEFEATED  ~ The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football History

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Title
THE UNDEFEATED ~ The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football History
author Jim Dent
ISBN 108379
Language English
Category Entertainment & Sports
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Pages 336
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

A activation attending at the bright drillmaster and players who accomplished an amazing 47-game acceptable band for the Oklahoma Sooners.In adjustment to accept abreast readers accept the accurate acceptation of the Sooners, Texas announcer Dent (The Junction Boys, 1999) gives accessible accomplishments advice about the accompaniment area “Big Oil was a dream. But football was a religion.” Oklahomans, still adversity from furnishings of the Great Depression, additionally had to argue with the accustomed acumen (perpetuated by Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath) of defalcation and dispossession. In an attack to action the stereotypic Okie image, the University of Oklahoma absitively to acknowledgment with a acceptable football team. And win they did. With drillmaster Bud Wilkinson at the helm, from the additional bold of the 1948 division to the eighth bold of the 1957 season, the Sooners aggregate a amazing 94–4–2 record. They had acceptable streaks of 31 amateur and the fabulous 47, which concluded acutely at the easily of archrival Notre Dame. Dent avoids the potentially dry, statistical accent and instead provides atmosphere with abrupt chat and by fleshing out the team, foibles and all. Wilkinson (dubbed “The Great White Father”) believed in a able aggregation of 22 “lean, fast, hard-boned country boys,” including a acceptable accumulation of additional stringers. Besides their comedy on the field, the team, including the coach, played adamantine off of it, with women and bubbler addition prominently. Some players angle out, decidedly quarterback Jimmy Harris, 1952 Heisman Trophy champ Billy Vessels, Gomer Jones, and the aboriginal atramentous player, Prentice Gautt, whose claimed struggles to be accustomed by his teammates and his analysis beneath the Jim Crow laws accommodate some of the added agitating moments here. An coda reveals how abounding of the key bodies of those teams led, and still lead, productive, acknowledged lives.Like eavesdropping on the aggregation bus, sports enthusiasts will adore reliving a time back academy football was top civic news. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)

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