Southern Fried Football: The History, Passion, and Glory of the Great Southern Game

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Triumph Books, Aug 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 233 pages
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Southern Fried Football proves that when it comes to college football in the South, the operative word is passion. The 2000 season marks the 120th year of college football in the South, and the fever hasn't lost a degree of its pitch. This book celebrates Southern college football at its finest with:

Stories of regional rivalry -- when Alabama and Auburn square off on a Saturday afternoon, families divide and marriages dissolve.

The grand traditions of the South's most celebrated dynasties -- the Bourbon Barrel of the Kentucky-Indiana game, the Gator Growl, the cowbells of Mississippi State, and, of course, UGA, the mascot with a face only a Georgia fan could love.

Profiles of the greatest players, teams, and coaches in southern college football -- from the 1898 Immortals of Kentucky to the young stars of today.

Southern Fried Football is a devoted celebration of the people, places, and moments that make college football in the South more than just a game, or a show of school spirit. South of the Mason-Dixon line, football becomes without question a passion as bold and as heated as good barbecue.

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Southern Fried Football: The History, Passion, And Glory

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Unlike John Sayle Watterson's narrative College Football (LJ 9/15/00), this book is a rather encyclopedic collection of facts and personalities relating to the college game, which has been played in ... Read full review

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Good listing of all the pride and traditions of Southern football. However, my main complaint about this book is that it is 90% SEC and 10% ACC. Yes, I know the SEC has more tradition but the ACC deserves some respect too. Read full review


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Barnhart is a 1976 graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He has covered football for 28 seasons as a reporter for newspapers, television, and radio. The 1999 Georgia Sports Writer of the Year, he is former president of the Football Writers Association of America. A native of Union Point, Georgia, he currently resides in Atlanta.

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