Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
No sport rivals football for building character. In the scorching heat of two-a-days and the fierce combat of the gridiron, true leaders are born. Just ask Bill Curry, whose credentials for exploring the relationship between football and leadership include two Super Bowl rings and the distinction of having snapped footballs to Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas.

In Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle, Curry shares the wit, wisdom, and tough love of teammates and coaches who turned him from a next-to-last NFL draft pick into a two-time Pro Bowler. Learning from such giants as Vince Lombardi and Don Shula, Ray Nitschke and Bubba Smith, Bobby Dodd and even the indomitable George Plimpton, Curry led a football life of nonstop exploration packed with adventure and surprise.

Blessed with irresistible characters, rich personal history, and a strong, simple, down-to-earth voice, Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle proves that football is much more than a game.
It’s a metaphor for life.


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Inspirational book by former Georgia Tech player and coach Bill Curry on ten men who influenced his life through the game of football. Very interesting for Georgial Tech, Packers, and Colts fans. I ... Read full review

Contents

PREGAME GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME
1
BILL BADGETT BUILDER
13
BOBBY DODD PHILOSOPHER
37
VINCE LOMBARDI GENERAL
53
BART STARR LEADER
105
WILLIE DAVIS COUNSELOR
143
RAY NITSCIIKE INTIMIDATOR
173
DON SIIULA TEACHER
197
JOHN UNITAS WINNER
235
BUBBA SMITH COACH
279
GEORGE PLIMPTON MUSE 303
302
POSTGAME MY TWELFTH MAN
331
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A college football analyst for ESPN from 1997-2008, Bill Curry is the new head football coach at Georgia State University. Previously, he coached at Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Kentucky after completing a 10-year NFL playing career with the Packers, Colts, Oilers, and Rams. He lives in Atlanta with Carolyn Newton Curry, his wife of 45 years.


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