February 10, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : The Republic Of Football by Chad S. Conine

THE REPUBLIC OF   FOOTBALL 

Legends of the Texas High School Game 
by Chad S. Conine

Genre: Texas Sports History / Biographies
Date of Publication: September 6, 2016
Publisher: University of Texas Press
# of pages: 288

Scroll down for Giveaway!




Anywhere football is played, Texas is the force to reckon with. Its powerhouse programs produce the best football players in America. In The Republic of Football, Chad S. Conine vividly captures Texas’s impact on the game with action-filled stories about legendary high school players, coaches, and teams from around the state and across seven decades. 
Drawing on dozens of interviews, Conine offers rare glimpses of the early days of some of football’s biggest stars. He reveals that some players took time to achieve greatness—LaDainian Tomlinson wasn’t even the featured running back on his high school team until a breakthrough game in his senior season vaulted him to the highest level of the sport—while others, like Colt McCoy, showed their first flashes of brilliance in middle school. In telling these and many other stories of players and coaches, including Hayden Fry, Spike Dykes, Bob McQueen, Lovie Smith, Art Briles, Lawrence Elkins, Warren McVea, Ray Rhodes, Dat Nguyen, Zach Thomas, Drew Brees, and Adrian Peterson, Conine spotlights the decisive moments when players caught fire and teams such as Celina, Southlake Carroll, and Converse Judson turned into Texas dynasties.


“This is a wonderful, well-written book, full of compelling details and stories. A ‘must read’ for any Texas football fan.” —DAVE CAMPBELL Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
 
PURCHASE AT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE OR  University of Texas Press





The Republic Of Football is a collection of stories of high school football legends. I find high school football to be more entertaining to watch than a NFL game just because these kids have more heart to want to win and they aren't doing it just for the money. Reading this book made me look at some of the schools in a different light for what some of the stories told and what they did for the team to succeed. With stories from great players like Colt McCoy & Drew Brees to how the teams were able to win a game after thinking they were gonna lose, it's the perfect book for any football lover!

My only problem I had with this book was that it didn't really have any small town teams inside or really anything out in West Texas other than Odessa. I do think Mr. Conine has a good book here and would love to see more books come from this one awesome book!

Thank You to Chad S. Conine for having this collection of stories that will have everyone rooting on their favorite high school team!!


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




Conine is a freelance sports journalist who has written for the Sports Xchange, Reuters, and Golf.com, among others. He has been covering Texas high school and college football since the late 1990s. He lives in Waco, Texas.


GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
(US ONLY)
FOUR SIGNED COPIES!

  September 5 - 19, 2016

Check out the other great blogs on the tour! 

9/5
Review
9/6
Promo
9/7
Review
9/8
Guest Post 1
9/9
Author Interview 1
9/10
Promo
9/11
Review
9/12
Trailer
9/13
Guest Post 2
9/14
Review
9/15
Author Interview 2
9/16
Review
9/17
Guest Post 3
9/18
Promo
9/19
Review
 






   blog tour services provided by:



  

No comments:

Post a Comment