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Bear's Boys: Thirty-Six Men Whose Lives Were Changed by Coach Paul Bryant
     

Bear's Boys: Thirty-Six Men Whose Lives Were Changed by Coach Paul Bryant

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by Eli Gold, M. B. Roberts (With), Keith Jackson (Foreword by)
 

Bear's Boys is a collection of inspiring stories featuring 36 men whose lives were altered by their encounter with the legendary coach while they were players and coaches at Alabama. The stories of star players such as Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Marty Lyons, Bob Baumhower, Ozzie Newsome, and Gene Stallings show how the Coach forever changed them as young men

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Bear's Boys is a collection of inspiring stories featuring 36 men whose lives were altered by their encounter with the legendary coach while they were players and coaches at Alabama. The stories of star players such as Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Marty Lyons, Bob Baumhower, Ozzie Newsome, and Gene Stallings show how the Coach forever changed them as young men and ball players on the field and later in life after football.

When Bob Baumhower was released from the Dolphins in 1986, he immediately did what Coach Bryant would have done: he made a plan. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he snapped into practical mode. First, he sold his boat and his big house. Then, he systematically began exploring business opportunities and setting goals for the next several decades of his life. When he started his first restaurant, he knew he had yet another chance to apply the principles he learned on the football field in real life. "Coach Bryant said there's a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success," Baumhower said. "That's true in the restaurant business. . . . Today, every success I have, every win that I have, in my opinion, came from the fact that Coach Bryant cared enough to talk to me and turn the light on for me

Includes stories for such men as Bob Baumhower Jeremiah Castille Paul Crane Sylvester Croom John Hannah Dennis Homan Scott Hunter Lee Roy Jordan E. J. Junior Woodrow Lowe Gaylon McCollough Don McNeal Mal Moore Joe Namath Billy Neighbors Ozzie Newsome Ray Perkins Gary Rutledge Howard Schnellenberger Ken Stabler Gene Stallings Dwight Stephenson Richard Todd Pat Trammell Tommy Wilcox

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401603243
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Eli Gold has been The Voice of the Crimson Tide for twenty years. Heis the host ofNASCAR Live, a weekly, nationally syndicated radio call-in show andcalls play-by-play for arena football, NFL, professional baseball, and NHL on radio and television.

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Bear's Boys: Thirty-Six Men Whose Lives Were Changed by Coach Paul Bryant 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an OSU Comp Student 2009, I found this book interesting. In Bear's Boys, Eli Gold interviews 36 men who played for or who coached under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. Coming into this book, I thought that the book was going to talk about Coach Bryant much more than it did. Although it was a good book, it was a little disappointing in this regard. The book pretty much tells about the people that he interviewed and what they are doing now. It includes players such as Bob Baumhower, John Hannah, Joe Namath, Howard Schnellenberger, and many more. The part that I appreciated most and thought was the most interesting was the stories that these people told about that included Coach Bryant. The only problem with the book is that it did not do this enough, and did not concentrate on Coach Bryant enough. It is not a bad book because it does not concentrate on Coach Bryant enough, it just seems misleading. The book will go awhile without even mentioning Coach Bryant and just speaking on the players. The best part about the book is how that players mentioned say pretty much the same thing about Coach Bryant. Everyone was afraid of him, they all respect him greatly, and most impressive is the fact that they all credit him for what it is that they have become.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago