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Tales from the Boston College Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Eagle Stories Ever Told

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Many people may not know that Boston College’s most embarrassing football defeat may have saved the lives of hundreds of Eagles fans. They also may not know that Doug Flutie failed to see a wide-open receiver and instead heaved the ball to an apparently well-covered Gerard Phelan to complete the “Miracle in Miami.” The stories behind those little-known facts and many more are contained in Tales from the Boston College Sideline, an anecdotal history of Boston College football. Author Reid Oslin, who served as ...

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Overview

Many people may not know that Boston College’s most embarrassing football defeat may have saved the lives of hundreds of Eagles fans. They also may not know that Doug Flutie failed to see a wide-open receiver and instead heaved the ball to an apparently well-covered Gerard Phelan to complete the “Miracle in Miami.” The stories behind those little-known facts and many more are contained in Tales from the Boston College Sideline, an anecdotal history of Boston College football. Author Reid Oslin, who served as Boston College’s sports information director for nearly a quarter of a century, has collected scores of stories about the many accomplishments—and occasional downfalls—of the Boston College Eagles. Material from the University Archives, dozens of personal interviews, and the author’s own up-close recollections will make the newly revised Tales from the Boston College Sideline a valuable resource—as well as enjoyable history—for any BC fan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613213582
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Series: Tales from the Team Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 478,480
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Reid Oslin was affiliated with Boston College and its athletic program for forty-one years, including twenty-four years (1974–1997) as the Eagles’ associate athletic director and sports information director. During this period he attended hundreds of Boston College athletic events and got to know thousands of student athletes, coaches, staff members, and fans. Oslin served as the senior media relations officer in the university’s Office of News and Public Affairs before retiring in 2012.

Doug Flutie is a former quarterback for Boston College and several NFL teams. He currently serves as an analyst for NBC Sports.

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    Flutie

    Doug wore a running backs number

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