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Posted May 19, 2005
This is a hilarious book about southwest football mainly Texas and all its history. I learned more about many football legends you always hear about, such as Slocum, Royal, Bryant, and Wilkinson as well as, ones I had never heard of like Bible and Moran. There was much explanation about all of the traditions surrounding these two schools football programs.It also talked about the crazy fans who have a reputation of their own. One interesting thing was he talks about the OU-Texas rivalry almost as much as the UT-A&M rivalry. Even my mom enjoyed reading this bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 16, 2003
I got this book as a gift from my parents. I am an avid Longhorn fan so I was exited to read about the biggest rivalry in Texas. I learned alot about the rivalry and gained much knowledge of the history between the two greatest schools in Texas. If you like either school, and even if you don't, I highly recommend getting this book, it was great. It shows the extremes of love and hate between the schools and brings you that much closer to the rivalry. It is an awesome book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 16, 2002
I'll be honest...I bought this book because a friend of mine wrote it. I don't usually buy sports books. I think the only other one I've read is "Seabiscuit". Granted, "Seabsiscuit" was a terrific book. It's just that I tend towards fiction most of the time. That said, this was a really fun book to read. I grew up 20 miles from the UT campus and have never lived more than 90 miles from UT or A&M. Kip's done a great job capturing the spirit of both schools and explaining just why people get so rabid about a football game. There are also some very moving descriptions of the '99 Bonfire disaster and the amazing red, white and blue-out of Kyle Field the first game following 9/11. If you are a native Texan, buy this book because you'll love reading about all the familiar sights and sounds. If you're not a native Texan, buy this book...maybe you'll understand why we love this place so much. (By the way, the author was born an Okie, but seems to really know what Texas is all about).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2010
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