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Posted December 29, 2007
Posted August 27, 2007
One of the lousiest books ever written
I am a huge USC fan, and yet, completely hated this book. It was difficult to read through, and I love this team! Travers is one of the worst writers I have ever read. Granted I'm only 17, but I have read enough books to know that this constitutes as a poor book. What I found frustrating was that he glosses over all of SC's problems( the early 80's scandal, etc) while nitpicking every other schools flaws. At the same time, he highlights nearly every single SC accomplishment while downplaying all the other contenders accolades for greatest football program ever. As previously stated, it was difficult to finish this book. Actually that might be an understatement. Put it this way, when I got near the end when he was reliving the Rose Bowl against Texas, I was relived SC lost because then Travers would have proclaimed USC the greatest thing on earth in the history of mankind. I was at that game and yet, a year and a half later, here I am happy they lost because if they had, the book would have been roughly 300 pages longer because it would have required Travers to exhaust every superlative and adjective every invented to describe in excruciating detail what happened and what sandwich Matt Leinart had eaten the day of the game, as well as when Matt Leinart woke up that morning, as well as what song Matt Leinart had playing in his head during pregame warmups.( If you read the book, you'll notice that Travers absolutely loves Leinart and that he can do no wrong.) Bottom line, don't buy this book. It made me, a huge USC fan who nearly cried when they lost to Texas, happy in retrospect. Think about that.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.