SEC Football: 75 Years of Pride and Passion

SEC Football: 75 Years of Pride and Passion

by Richard Scott

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ISBN-13: 9781616731335
Publisher: MVP Books
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 25 MB
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About the Author

Richard Scott is an award-winning freelance sportswriter whose work appears in a variety of outlets, such as American Football Monthly, American Basketball Quarterly, and USA TODAY.com. His previous books include Legends of Alabama Football and Tales from the Auburn 2004 Championship Season.

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Times-Picayune

Alabama writer Richard Scott has a longtime passion for football, and this glorious photographic history of the Southeast Conference is a treat for fans. Louisiana readers will be drawn to the tales of Huey Long's passion for the sport, to the photos of a young Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning. Ken "Air" Kavanaugh, who played for LSU from 1936 to 1939, merits his own section, as does Tiger Billy Cannon, whose 89-yard punt return Oct. 31, 1959, remains a tale of gridiron glory. This decade-by-decade history, filled with fabulous photographs, takes you right into the game, with tales of legendary coaches, long-standing rivalries, the passion of fans. It also includes an appendix of SEC records.
—Susan Larson

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“The book is gorgeous. The memories will forever be fresh. The big games. The cheerleaders. The bands. The collisions. The hopes and dreams and aspirations.

The sweat and the effort. It's the kind of book that unlooses memories, reminders of why the goosebumps we get in the fall have little to do with cooling temperatures. The beauty lies not so much in the final score but in the ferocious will of the participants, the nobility of sweaty work, the yearning for victory, the fraternity of teammates, the challenge of facing up to fears and frailties ... The pride and the passion.” - Orley Hood, Clarion Ledger

“You will learn all you ever wanted to know about Tennessee’s Robert Neyland, Alabama’s dominance under Paul “Bear” Bryant and Ole Miss legend Johnny Vaught. If this wasn’t enough, the book is visually stunning. SEC Football is worth picking up just for its beautiful photography, but its contents will delight SEC diehards and casual football fans alike.” - David Helman, Dailey Reveille

“With the holiday season around the corner, this book would make the perfect gift for that hard to buy for armchair quarterback that is in your life. If you are like me.....men are the hardest ones to buy for...this book makes the perfect gift.” – Leigh, Tales from Bloggeritaville

“Alabama writer Richard Scott has a longtime passion for football, and this glorious photographic history of the Southeast Conference is a treat for fans. Louisiana readers will be drawn to the tales of Huey Long's passion for the sport, to the photos of a young Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning. Ken "Air" Kavanaugh, who played for LSU from 1936 to 1939, merits his own section, as does Tiger Billy Cannon, whose 89-yard punt return Oct. 31, 1959, remains a tale of gridiron glory. This decade-by-decade history, filled with fabulous photographs, takes you right into the game, with tales of legendary coaches, long-standing rivalries, the passion of fans. It also includes an appendix of SEC records.” – Susan Larson, Times-Picayune

“The book details the SEC’s history by decade. Memorable LSU figures and moments shown in feature or photographical form include: former Louisiana Gov. Huey P. Long, Ken Kavanaugh, Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, Billy Cannon, the Chinese Bandits, Tommy Casanova, Charles McClendon, Eddie Fuller’s “Earthquake Game” touchdown reception, the “Bluegrass Miracle,” Glenn Dorsey and the 1958, 2003 and ’07 national championships. Scott’s book is rich, colorful and jumps to life, much like SEC football itself “– The Advocate

“If you are looking ahead for a great Christmas present for an SEC Football fan, or if you just want to treat yourself – look no further that Richard Scott’s new book, SEC Football, 75 Years of Pride and Passion. It doesn’t matter what school you follow in the SEC, this book documents, with interesting stories, the greatness of each member, from the early days until now. The text is outstanding, but what really makes this coffee-table-size book so truly outstanding are the photographs. We’ve never seen a collection of photos that document the greatest of every SEC team through the decades as this book has. They are simply amazing. The photos (black-and-white and color), alone, are worth the price of the book. It’s absolutely chocked full of great photographs that you won’t find in any other publication. I highly recommend it.” Mark Langford, Recruiting-Eagle.com  

“A look at the coaches, rivalries, games and grads of the SEC” – Kim Thomas, Pensacola News Journal

“This volume is filled with numerous stories and outstanding photography detailing SEC's history makers, heroes, characters and games that have made the conference legendary. The book explores the players and the coaches, the teams and the traditions, and the great games and individual performances that have defined each decade of SEC football. The author of two books about Alabama and Auburn football, Scott has put together a nice product. For the SEC fans, it is a very nice pictorial volume to have.” - Jamie Vaught, Middlesboro (Ky.) Daily News

  “College football fans will love the newly released SEC Football, 75 Years of Pride and Passion, by Richard Scott. The Birmingham author's book celebrates the history mak­ers, heroes, characters, and games that have made the SEC a force be­yond reckoning for three-quarters of a century. It also explores the players and the coaches, the teams and the traditions, and the great games and individual perform­ances that have defined each dec­ade of SEC football. Vintage and modern photogra­phy bring the world of the South­eastern Conference, past and pres­ent, brilliantly to life, and an index details the conference's 75-year history in statistics.” - Montgomery Advertiser

“The coffee table-sized book explores the highly successful history of the SEC via a hearty combo of text and a wealth of photographs. Scott begins early and rolls along chronologically. Loads of coaches and players are featured within Scott’s meticulously researched and voluminous book. But part of the point of Scott’s definitive book is that while players make the plays and win the games, they come and go. Fans stay.” - Tom Netherland, Bristol Herald Courier

 “For anyone thinking of writing a book about the Southeastern Conference, forget it. The definitive SEC football book has already been written. You might try, but you won't live up to the standard that has been set by Richard Scott, a frequent contributor for Lindy's magazines. Scott has written SEC Football, 75 Years of Pride and Passion, a beautifully illustrated 240-page history of SEC football published by Voyageur Press. Scott has written about Southeastern Conference football since 1989. He brings considerable knowledge about the uniqueness of SEC football and the passion it inspires among its fans. SEC Football celebrates the history makers, heroes, characters, and games that have made the SEC a force beyond reckoning. The book explores the players and the coaches, the teams and the traditions, and the great games and individual performances that have defined each decade of SEC football. The book contains 150 color and 150 black and white photographs from each school and each decade. SEC Football, 75 Years of Pride and Passion is a must for any Southeastern Conference football fan, but college football fans in general will find it great reading.” – Ben Cook, Lindy’s

“Scott’s book is rich, colorful and jumps to life, much like SEC football itself.” Rich Loup, The Advocate

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If your in the South and love SEC football and the tradition it has developed this is THE book. Great history from its early development to present times. A must have for any true SEC fan.