SEC Football

Author: Richard Scott
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1616731338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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College football in the South, it has been said, is like a religion, and nowhere is the passion and dedication more evident than at the twelve universities that make up the Southeastern Conference. The SEC is one of the most storied associations in all of collegiate sports. Its intense rivalries, historic programs, iconic coaches, and championship traditions are felt every autumn, from Gainesville to Little Rock, Baton Rouge to Lexington. The competition among the schools is as fervent as ever, fomenting rivalries within states (Alabama vs. Auburn and Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss) and across borders (Florida vs. Georgia and LSU vs. Arkansas). Many legends of the game have graced the SEC gridiron, including Fran Tarkenton, Joe Namath, Reggie White, Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Emmitt Smith, and Peyton, Archie, and Eli Manning---to name just a few. Celebrating three-quarters of a century of incomparable football, this lavishly illustrated book celebrates the stars, 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. Vintage and modern photography bring the world of the Southeastern Conference, past and present, brilliantly to life, and complete this timely tribute to an exceptional football legacy.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616769
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

The Die Hard Fan s Guide to Longhorn Football

Author: Geoff Ketchum
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596985313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The indispensable guide that all Texas fans must have, this guide features never-before-published stories about some of the greats of Longhorn football.

The Missing Ring

Author: Keith Dunnavant
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312374327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Decribes how the 1966 University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team, coached by the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, was denied the National Championship title, despite having the finest overall record in the country, because of George Wallace and the racism he represented. Reprint.

Ninety Nine Iron

Author: Wendell Givens
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817350624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ninety-Nine Iron is the fascinating story of the the 1899 Sewanee football team's remarkable, unassailable winning streak.

Conference Pride

Author: Jim Gumm
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480950513
Format: PDF, ePub
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Conference Pride by Jim Gumm Growing up in Tennessee, Jim Gumm was surrounded by fans of Southeastern Conference college football teams. When Jim was younger he was a huge baseball fan and loved the Cincinnati Reds. He even worked on the grounds crew for the Reds in 1979. In the early 1980s, his passion shifted to college football and he is now a diehard fan of the sport. Conference Pride: The Ultimate Book about SEC Football from 1933-2016 is a result of his passion. This book takes actual, on-the-field, results of Southeastern Conference football and shares them in a clear and concise guide. No opinions and no interpretations – this book reports the facts. With details from individual games and decade by decade trends, Conference Pride is an invaluable resource for any SEC football fan. From Alabama to Vanderbilt, from 1933 to 2016, from conference wins, Associated Press rankings, and head coaches, Conference Pride has all the facts to help you support your favorite SEC team.

My Conference Can Beat Your Conference

Author: Paul Finebaum
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062297430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference, from one of the most influential men in college football: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. Proud owner of 14 prestigious college football programs, producing seven consecutive national championships, twelve NFL first round draft choices, and a budget that crushes the GDP of Samoa, the Southeastern Conference collects the most coveted ratings, rankings, and revenue of any conference in college football. With its pantheon of illustrious alumni like Bear Bryant, Herschel Walker, Peyton Manning, and Nick Saban, the SEC is the altar at which millions of Americans worship every Saturday, from Texas to Kentucky to Florida. If the SEC is a religion, its deity is radio talk-show host Paul Finebaum. In My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, Finebaum, chronicles the rise of the SEC and his own unlikely path to college football fame. Finebaum offers his blunt wisdom on everything from Joe Paterno and the Penn State scandal to the relevancy of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, and chronicles the best of his beloved callers, and the worst of his haters. My Conference Can Beat Your Conference is illustrated with 8 pages of color photos.

The Greatest College Football Rivalries of All Time

Author: Martin Gitlin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442229845
Format: PDF
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College football is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and rivalry games have an intensity unmatched by any other sporting event. This book showcases the best of these rivalries. With stats, series highlights, and photographs throughout, this book is a must-read for every fan of college football.

Magnolia

Author: Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442485361
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jenna and Ryder are far from friends—until a storm stirs up their passion in this contemporary southern romance from New York Times bestselling author Kristi Cook. In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, The Cafferty and Marsden families are practically royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when the families finally have a baby boy and girl at the same time, the perfect opportunity seems to have arrived. Except Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen—oh, and also? They hate each other. Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would prefer it if stubborn-headed Jemma didn’t exist. And their communication is not exactly effective: even a casual hello turns into a yelling match. But when a violent Mississippi storm ravages through Magnolia Branch, it unearths feelings Jemma and Ryder didn’t know they had. And the line between love and hate just might be thin enough to cross…