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Posted August 22, 2008
When I first saw this book I thought 'Wow, someone finally has the backbone to write about what college football is all about.' Good idea, but missed opportunity. Maisel like every one else in the media thinks that the only teams that matter in college football are Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, and the other good old boy network members that run the NCAA. The SEC, Big 10, Notre Dame, blah, blah...on and on it goes. Throw in what the author considers some witty phrases and the same old worn out rhetoric by another 'expert' that has never buckled a chinstrap and you have 'The Maisel Report'. You get the drift. He does not lack some good points and he does take a few swipes at the 'holy ones' mentioned above, but overall he misses the mark. When he does take a swipe he states the obvious, so there are no real revelations here. When he sticks the 'overrated' label on the good old boys he might turn around and stick the 'underrated' tab on the same school, so what you have is a ballancing act that constantly focuses on the status quo that is college football. What Maisel does consistantly throughout this book is pontificate on what a expert he is on the subject of college football. There are a 121 div. 1A programs and Maisel manages to focus on a handfull. That being said, what kind of expert is that? If the reader is a passive follower of the sport he or she may find Mr. Maisel's work entertaining and informative. I didn't. Like I said, good concept but poor execution.
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