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The Sweet Season: A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota's St. John's University

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After fifteen years as a Sports Illustrated writer, pleading for interviews with large men in possession of larger egos, Austin Murphy decides to bail out. The time has come, he concludes, to fly beneath the radar of big-league sports, to while away a season with the Johnnies. So, he moves his family to the middle of Minnesota to chronicle a season at St. John's, a Division III program that has reached unparalleled success under the unorthodox guidance of John "Gags" Gagliardi.

The Sweet Season is an account of what happens when a family pulls up stakes and spends months in a strange and wonderful place. It is also, not incidentally, the story of the most incredible football program in the country, run by a smiling sage who has forgotten more about the game than most of his peers will ever know.

Synopsis:

Praised by sports fans and book critics alike, this book is a laugh-out-loud story about football, family, and marriage. Murphy's humor is relentless and his football anecdotes insightful in a story of kindness and humility in the typically macho world of sports. Print features.

About the Author

Austin Murphy is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He lives in northern California with his wife and their two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060505844
Subtitle:
A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota's St. John's University
Author:
Murphy, Austin
Author:
by Austin Murphy
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Football - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20020820
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.07x5.28x.84 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Praised by sports fans and book critics alike, this book is a laugh-out-loud story about football, family, and marriage. Murphy's humor is relentless and his football anecdotes insightful in a story of kindness and humility in the typically macho world of sports. Print features.

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