Synopses & Reviews
The astonishing true story of Jets wide receiver Don Maynard is told in full in this entertaining biography. It tells about theand#160;laid-back speedster from a dusty corner of Texas who had a surprising friendship with a brash, young quarterback named Joe Namath, whichand#160;resulted in the most unlikely upset in football history: Super Bowl III.
You Can Catch Sunshine is the astonishing true story of Jets wide receiver Don Maynard, a laid-back speedster from a dusty corner of Texas whose unlikely friendship with a brash, young quarterback named Joe Namath resulted in the most unlikely upset in football history: Super Bowl III. A cotton ginner's son whose gentle and understated demeanor made him one of the most unlikely rebels of the 1960s. Maynard was a ninth-round draft choice from a tiny mining school in El Paso, Texas, whose rookie status made him a most unlikely candidate to be the first player to touch the ball in the 1958 Championship game between the Colts and Giants.
About the Author
Don Maynard is a former wide receiver and member of the All-Time AFL team and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the first wide receiver to eclipse more than 10,000 yards in his career, and he caught more than 50 passes for more than 1,000 yards in five different seasons. Matthew Shepatin is a journalist whose stories on American culture, entertainment, and sports have appeared in Black Book, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, New York magazine, Playboy, Radar, Slate, and the Village Voice. He is the author of Then Madden Said to Summerall: The Best NFL Stories Ever Told and is aand#160;contributing writer on The Enlightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everythingand#160;and The Mad Dog Hall of Fame: The Ultimate Top-Ten Rankings of the Best in Sports. Joe Namath is a former NFL quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.