The Die-Hard Fan's Guide to Sooner Football (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Aug 12, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 252 pages
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A Tribute to the Sooner Nation
Sooner fans, this is the one you've been waiting for--a book written by a die-hard fan, for die-hard fans. Chock-full of action photos, these pages capture the excitement and the glory of a century of Sooner football.

The Die-Hard Fan's Guide to Sooner Football takes you on a tour through the long, proud history of the OU football program, from the birth of Sooner football in Bud Risinger's barber shop, through the dynasties of Bud Wilkinson and Barry Switzer, to Bob Stoops's powerhouse teams of today.

Here you will find vintage reports on the Sooners' very first football games, in-depth details about OU's historic Wishbone offense, and a close-up look at OU's seven--count `em, seven--national championship teams.

You will come face to face with Heisman winners Billy Sims, Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, and Jason White. Additionally, you'll become acquainted with some of the great forgotten players throughout the team's history players who made crucial contributions to excellent Sooner teams, but somehow never earned the recognition they deserve. Read through exclusive interviews conducted with some of the biggest Sooner legends: Lucious Selmon, Darrell Royal, Steve Davis, Joe Washington, Bob Stoops, Jimmy Harris, Billy Sims, Jack Mildren, and the King himself, Barry Switzer. All contribute their thoughts and memories about their time in the limelight at Owen Field.

But of course, Sooner football is not just about the players and the coaches; it's about the fans. Here, you will find reminiscences about the good times at OU from a motley collection of die-hard Sooner devotees.

You'll meet Bill Horn, who bluffed his way onto the Sooner sideline and became the "unofficial team photographer," as well as Bryan Procter, who expressed his dedication to the team by wearing the same pair of "lucky" underpants to every Sooner game for seven years.

A passionate tribute to the winningest college football program of the last sixty years, The Die-Hard Fan's Guide to Sooner Football will rekindle your pride in the Sooner Nation.
  

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Contents

BIRTH OF THE BEAST OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL 18951946
1
RISE OF A DYNASTY FROM SOUPY AND SNORTER TO THE BUD WILKINSON SHOW
31
GLORY DAYS THE WISHBONE OFFENSE AT OKLAHOMA
51
BENNIE BUD BARRY BOB HOW OU STRUCK GOLD
79
THE KING HOW BARRY SWITZER FED THE MONSTER
101
THE CHAMPIONS SPOTLIGHT ON OUS SEVEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
131
THE PLAYERS REVERED OR NEGLECTED THEIR LEGEND ENDURES
163
THE FANS THE BOND THAT CAN NEVER BE BROKEN
185
THE RIVALS THE ACCURSED TEAMS OF TEXAS AND NEBRASKA
209
Acknowledgments
235
Index
239
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About the author (2008)

Jim Fletcher is an accomplished writer, speaker, and editor, as well as published author of books which include The Last War and other books related to prophecy. He has written articles for WorldNetDaily, RaptureReady, Beliefnet, The Jerusalem Post and the American Family Association. A member of the executive committee of the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel (NCLCI), Jim's weekly blog can be found at www.raptureready.com under the Israel Watch section.

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