The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller
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The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many paragraphs of this text are spent on TR's hunting and health and other tangential issues. Little is spent on TR and football because there is little to say. TR did some crucial bully pulpit work in 1905 to push reforms. That's about it. 70% background of TR, 30% about football, which never had a big scrum.
Jay_Andrew More than 1 year ago
This was a great book in terms of the history of football and the history of Teddy Roosevelt. However, I'm not sure it really ever got to the point where it brought Teddy Roosevelt and football together. It almost read like two seperate stories, and I am not sure if the point ever got made as to how TR saved football. All in all though it was insightful, well researched and very interesting in terms of the founding of the game with the rules as we know them today.
Sam Jones More than 1 year ago
A very good book about the beggining of college football, with some information on Roosevelt's life. It gives basically a walk through the events of the Industrial Revolution that were important to the start of College Football and the life of Theodore Roosevelt. It also introduces you to other men that aren't as well known as Roosevelt.
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