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100 Things Longhorns Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things)by Jenna Mceachern
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All gridiron enthusiasts want to see their team win the Super Bowl or the BCS Championship in their lifetime. It's the most exciting experience imaginable. But being a fan is about more than watching your team win the big game. This new series will help football lovers get the most out of being a fan. It takes years of franchise history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every living and breathing fan should know without hesitation. Numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature plays all highlight the list of 100. Knowledge and memory are an important part of the fabric of being a fan. So are experiences. 100 Things also includes things football fans should actually see and do before they join their heroes at the Pearly Gates. This book contains numerous tips and suggestions for enjoying a team on a different, more involved, level. No fan should go to the grave without knowing what's really important about his or her team. That's why the 100 Things series will be irresistible to anybody who loves football.
With trivia boxes, pep talks, records, and Longhorn lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Texas fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Longhorns covers the team's first live mascot, the season they broke the NCAA record for points scored, and the player that caught every single touchdown pass thrown in the 1972 season. Now updated through the 2013 season, McEachern has provided additional chapters bringing the book up through the retirement of Mack Brown and the hiring of Charlie Strong, as well as the 2009 perfect regular season and trip to the BCS title game.
Knowledge and memory are an important part of the fabric of being a fan. So are experiences. 100 Things also includes things football fans should actually see and do before they join their heroes at the Pearly Gates. This book contains numerous tips and suggestions for enjoying a team on a different, more involved, level. If you bleed orange and white, then 100 Things Longhorns is for you. It offers the chance to be certain you are knowledgeable about the most important facts about the team, the traditions, and what being a Longhorns fan is all about.
About the Author
Jenna Hays McEachern worked for Jones Ramsey and Bill Little as an editor and gofer in the UT Sports Information Department while pursuing her degree in photojournalism at The University of Texas. She has been a freelance writer and editor for the past thirty years, and served as editor in the Oral History Department of the LBJ Library and as senior editor for the Presidential Election Study Series Snapshots of the 1988 Presidential Campaign. She was the editor for One Heartbeat-A Philosophy of Teamwork, Life, and Leadership and for One Heartbeat II-The Road to the National Championship, both written by Mack Brown and Bill Little. Jenna and her husband, Randy McEachern, live in Austin, Texas, where they reared three sensational children; Bailey and Hays McEachern and Lester Simmons.
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