Texas Football Trilogy: A Season in the Lone Star State

Texas Football Trilogy: A Season in the Lone Star State

by Mitchell Krugel
     
 
All the stories about God creating football in Texas might not be true, but deep in the heart of this state that spans more than 250,000 miles of real estate they seem to believe as much. Football may have been born in some East Coast fraternity house, but it grew up in Longview and Big Spring and Galveston and Killeen and Pilot Point and New Braunfels and the other

Overview

All the stories about God creating football in Texas might not be true, but deep in the heart of this state that spans more than 250,000 miles of real estate they seem to believe as much. Football may have been born in some East Coast fraternity house, but it grew up in Longview and Big Spring and Galveston and Killeen and Pilot Point and New Braunfels and the other outposts of Texas that become ghost towns on any Friday night. When the Friday night lights fade, Texans wake up on Saturday morning to be one of the 12th men at Texas A&M in College Station or to hook horns in Austin or revive the spirit of Doak Walker and Slingin' Sammy Baugh because college football is an identity, an attitude and a definition of life as much as a game deep in the heart of Texas. And by Sunday around 6 p.m., the sport has become full-blown religion because an entire state is defining its mood based on how the Cowboys have handled the Redskins or Giants or Eagles or Packers or maybe even the 49ers. Yes, football is more than a game in Texas; it's ten, maybe twelve games in one weekend. Per person.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582615035
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Mitchell Krugel has been a sports writer, sports columnist and sports editor for the past twenty years. He has been writing about Michael Jordan since 1986 when he authored a mass-market biography on the then-rising star. He worked at "The Times" of Munster, Indiana from 1991-94 when he covered the Chicago Bulls beat in addition to serving as sports editor. Following turns at the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" and "San Antonio Express-News," he became an Assistant Managing Editor for "The Record" in Bergen County, New Jersey. Since 1991, his sports sections have been honored among the ten best in the nation by Associated Press Sports Editors seven times. He lives in Oakland, New Jersey with his wife Mary and their four-year-old daughter Brittany.

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