Bear's Boys: Thirty-Six Men Whose Lives Were Changed by Coach Paul Bryant (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Aug 21, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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Bear's Boys is a collection of inspiring stories featuring 36 men whose lives were altered by their encounter with the legendary coach while they were players and coaches at Alabama. The stories of star players such as Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Marty Lyons, Bob Baumhower, Ozzie Newsome, and Gene Stallings show how the Coach forever changed them as young men and ball players on the field and later in life after football.

When Bob Baumhower was released from the Dolphins in 1986, he immediately did what Coach Bryant would have done: he made a plan. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he snapped into practical mode. First, he sold his boat and his big house. Then, he systematically began exploring business opportunities and setting goals for the next several decades of his life. When he started his first restaurant, he knew he had yet another chance to apply the principles he learned on the football field in real life. "Coach Bryant said there's a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success," Baumhower said. "That's true in the restaurant business. . . . Today, every success I have, every win that I have, in my opinion, came from the fact that Coach Bryant cared enough to talk to me and turn the light on for me

Includes stories for such men as Bob BaumhowerJeremiah CastillePaul CraneSylvester CroomJohn HannahDennis HomanScott HunterLee Roy JordanE. J. JuniorWoodrow LoweGaylon McColloughDon McNealMal MooreJoe NamathBilly NeighborsOzzie NewsomeRay PerkinsGary RutledgeHoward SchnellenbergerKen StablerGene StallingsDwight StephensonRichard ToddPat Trammell Tommy Wilcox
  

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User Review  - dareber - LibraryThing

I was expecting more on the character of Bear himself. This book was really about the whereabouts of former players. Sorry Eli. It looked like an easy book to write. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Bob Baumhower
7
Jim Bunch
15
Jeremiah Castille
22
Richard Cole
29
Paul Crane
36
Sylvester Croom
42
Jerry Duncan
49
Don McNeal
134
John Mitchell
141
Mal Moore
148
Johnny Musso
155
Joe Namath
162
Billy Neighbors
169
Ozzie Newsome
176
Ray Perkins
183

Mike Hall
57
John Hannah
63
Dennis Homan
71
Scott Hunter
78
Wilbur Jackson
85
Lee Roy Jordan
92
E J Junior
99
Barry Krauss
106
Woodrow Lowe
114
Marty Lyons
120
Gaylon McCullough
127
Gary Rutledge
190
Howard Schnellenberger
197
Steadman Shealy
204
Steve Sloan
211
Ken Stabler
218
Gene Stallings
226
Dwight Stephenson
234
Richard Todd
241
Pat Trammell
249
Tommy Wilcox
257
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About the author (2007)

Eli Gold has been The Voice of the Crimson Tide for twenty years. He is the host of "NASCAR Live", a weekly, nationally syndicated radio call-in show and calls play-by-play for arena football, NFL, professional baseball, and NHL on radio and television.

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