Dennis Green: No Room for Crybabies

Dennis Green: No Room for Crybabies

by Dennis Green
     
 

In his first five seasons at the helm of the Minnesota Vikings, Dennis Green averaged 9.4 wins per year, made the playoffs four times and won two NFC Central Division titles. The Dennis Green story represents the millions of untold stories of people who have been denied their full American rights but refused to give up. A beneficiary of The Great Society movement, his… See more details below

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In his first five seasons at the helm of the Minnesota Vikings, Dennis Green averaged 9.4 wins per year, made the playoffs four times and won two NFC Central Division titles. The Dennis Green story represents the millions of untold stories of people who have been denied their full American rights but refused to give up. A beneficiary of The Great Society movement, his athletic career was cut short when he boycotted unjust football practices. History tells us he has been succesful where few African-American men have ever gone. Green reveals what life is like breaking taboos, living on the edge, and crashing through glass ceilings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571671752
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.98(d)

What People are saying about this

Adrian Hallsey
One day and one Fed Ex later, I began reading No Room for Crybabies-Green�s hastily written autobiography that outlines his personal and professional past and his vision for the future. Two days after receiving my copy, it hit the bookstores and the firestorm began.
— Viking Update
Seidel
Vikings coach Dennis Green believes he has been undercut by some of the team�s owners, attacked by the local media and is misunderstood by the public. So he wrote a book to tell his side of the story.

�I didn�t write the book to cause controversy,� Green said. �But in the same sense, if that�s what it is, that�s what it is. I�ve never been afraid of a fight. I do know that I have been treated unfairly by some people in this community.� And some of those people, Green said, are the Vikings� owners.

The timing of the book�s release is unusual considering the Vikings are in the middle of their season, sharing first place in the NFC Central Division, and the book could be a distraction.

�Too often coaches get convinced they have to do a book after the season is over,� Green said. �But very few people are thinking football from January through May. That�s why I�m releasing it now�

�I answer a lot of questions in the book,� Green said, although he would not elaborate. �I wrote the book because it gives the public an idea of who I am.� Overcoming racism is an underlying theme of the book.

Whether he stays or goes, Green hopes this book will clear up his side of the story.
— Saint Paul Pioneer Press

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