By Jr Roy Blount
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Any variety of writers may perhaps spend a whole season with an NFL workforce, from the 1st day of teaching camp till the final choose of the draft, and are available up with a fascinating publication. yet in simple terms Roy Blount Jr. may trap the ache, the enjoyment, the fears, the humor—in brief, the heart—of a championship team.
In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been great, yet overlooked the bowl. Blount's portrait of a group poised to dominate the NFL for greater than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of avid gamers, coaches, better halves, enthusiasts, and vendors. About 3 Bricks Shy . . . is thought of a vintage; Sports Illustrated lately named it one of many most sensible a hundred activities Books of All Time. This thirtieth-anniversary version contains extra chapters at the Steelers' great Bowl wins, written for the 1989 paperback, in addition to a brand new advent through the writer.
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On the one hand the Steelers in ’73 didn't make the Super Bowl, or even, as they had the year before, win a playoff game by a miracle; on the other hand none of them was caught up by tragedy—though two of the coaches were fired, two of the marriages broke up, and Mansfield, the veteran center known as the Old Ranger, did once offer, if it would help my narrative, to die of a pinched nerve. The Steelers won ten of their fourteen regular-season games and made the playoffs, but they were proved not to be as inevitable as they and their supporters thought they were.
Steelers Away from Work 14. Good-bye, Johnny U. 15. Fandom 16. The Bengals, the Jets and the Bengals 17. Terry and Terry and Joe 18. The Chief and Family 19. Burning Out the Redskins 20. Race 21. Mad Dog 22. Oakland and Denver 23. The Body 24. Scouting 25. Losing Two Barely 26. Franco, Frenchy and Preston: Dancing and Blowing 27. Mean Joe 28. Money, and Supe 29. Hands 30. The Playov 1 ABOUT THE TITLE I got all my stuff together one time, and then I couldn't lift it. —ROGER MILLER Pro football players are adults who fly through the air in plastic hats and smash each other for a living.
Oakland and Denver 23. The Body 24. Scouting 25. Losing Two Barely 26. Franco, Frenchy and Preston: Dancing and Blowing 27. Mean Joe 28. Money, and Supe 29. Hands 30. The Playov 1 ABOUT THE TITLE I got all my stuff together one time, and then I couldn't lift it. —ROGER MILLER Pro football players are adults who fly through the air in plastic hats and smash each other for a living. I now know a bunch of them, and I think they are good folks. They are made up, loosely speaking, of rickety knees, indoctrination, upward mobility, pain tolerance, public fantasies, meanness, high spirits, brightly colored uniforms, fear, techniques, love of games, Nutrament (a diet supplement used, sometimes with steroid drugs, for “bulking up”), corporate kinesthesia, God-given quickness, and heart.
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