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From the Publisher"From league to league, from country to country, from small towns to big cities, Bob has seen it all! His football tales and football travels are fascinating. Bob Ackles has literally gone all the way!"
—Chris Berman, ESPN
"I have known Bobby Ackles since he was the Water Boy. Now he is the Wonder Boy! Bobby Ackles didn’t put the BC Lions on the map once. He put them on the map twice! Bobby has done more for the game of football than anyone I know. And he isn’t stopping yet. Go, Bobby, go!"
—Allan Fotheringham, Author
"Bob Ackles is in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He is also a charter member of the ‘Nice Guys Hall of Fame.’ I’m honored to call Bob a friend. He is one of the most accomplished executives in all of sports and his story will be must reading for any sports fan."
—Bill Pollian, President of the Indianapolis Colts
"Bob and Kay Ackles have experienced ultimate highs and lows in every level of professional football in two countries. In the years Bob worked for me both with the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins he was a loyal, tireless worker. He was always upbeat and positive. Bob and Kay are wonderful people who have some great stories about their experiences."
—Jimmy Johnson, Former Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys
"Bobby Ackles is truly a living legend in British Columbia. He proves that nice guys can win! They don’t make ’em any better than Bobby!"
—Jim Pattison, President, the Pattison Group
"Every once in awhile I get very, very lucky. I had been looking for over a year-and-a-half for a new President and CEO for the BC Lions and I had interviewed several excellent candidates, but none of them had the proper football background. Bob Ackles was truly a great acquisition for the BC Lions and for the community of Vancouver. With his enormous talent and knowledge he has developed the Lions, once again into a dominant position in both Vancouver and the Canadian Football League."
—David Braley, Owner of the BC Lions Football Club
"Everywhere Bob Ackles has gone in football--Vancouver, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Miami, Las Vegas and back to Vancouver--he’s made things better. We, here in Vancouver, are doubly blessed because what could be better than that?"
—Kent (Cookie) Gilchrist, Sports Columnist for the Vancouver Province
"I have known Bobby Ackles for more than 25 years. His football knowledge is unquestioned. It’s his ability to relate that knowledge to both the game and the communities in which it is played that makes him unique. Bobby is honest and straightforward. He promises exactly that – qualities that will jump off the pages and make for great reading."
—Brian Williams, Commentator, CTV & TSN