February 10, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Pigskin Rapture by Mac Engel & Ron Jenkins

PIGSKIN RAPTURE

Four Days in the Life of Texas Football

by

Mac Engel
Photos by Ron Jenkins
 
Genre: Texas Sports / Football / Photography
Publisher: Lone Star Books
Date of Publication: August 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 240

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You know what they say: Sunday in Texas belongs to God and football; not necessarily in that order. But game time now stretches well beyond Sunday, and Texas football is a phenomenon even bigger than the Lone Star State.
Over a magical four-day period in 2015, both of Texas’s NFL teams played at home on different days, a major high school rivalry played out on Friday night in West Texas, and a fierce regional rivalry came to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
In this first-of-its-kind project, veteran sports journalist and photographer Mac Engel and Ron Jenkins captured it all, and then some: from an illicit tour of the sealed Astrodome, to the locker room at Houston’s Yates school, to the tailgate at the Texans game, to sidelines at Odessa Permian (of Friday Night Lights fame), to the vaunted heights of the guest suite at Cowboys Stadium, bringing to life an amazing cast of characters and scenes. What they find isn’t all glitz and glory – but it’s all riveting, and it’s all essential info for any football fan.



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Pigskin Rapture is one of those books that grabs you on the first page and won't let go until you have the entire book read! The pictures truly give you the bigger picture on what is going on within the story. You have to give these two guys credit for making a four day journey from Houston to Midland / Odessa and back to Dallas without missing a beat!

Just reading this book made you feel like you were at each one of the games being played and that's not an easy feat to do. You get that big city feeling with the Houston Texans game, a small-town kind of feel with tons of history at Permian's homecoming in Odessa, the iconic cotton bowl game between Texas & Oklahoma, and finally watching the Dallas Cowboys who are widely known as America's Team! This book is everything that a football fan wants to read and it would make the perfect gift for anytime of the year!!

Thank You to Mac Engel & Ron Jenkins for spending four awesome days to make this great book!!


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!


 



Mac Engel is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Since 1998, he has covered the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Cowboys as well as colleges, high schools, and the Olympics. His Big Mac Blog was named the best blog in Texas by the Associated Press in 2012.
Fort Worth/Dallas–based contract photographer Ron Jenkins specializes in sports, covering the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks as well as NCAA, high school, and everything in between. His photos have been published all over the world, including in French sports magazine L’Equipe, premier German magazine Stern, and the USA’s Sports Illustrated.


  
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FIVE SIGNED COPIES!
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October 24 - November 2, 2016




CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

10/24
Page Preview 1
10/25
Review
10/26
Guest Post 1
10/27
Page Preview 2
10/28
Review
10/29
Guest Post 2
10/30
Promo
10/31
Review
11/1
Page Preview 3
11/2
Review
 






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