About Three Bricks Shy-- and the Load Filled Up: The Story of the Greatest Football Team Ever

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 349 pages
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Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor--in short, the heart--of a championship team.

In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, but missed the bowl. Blount's portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and owners. About Three Bricks Shy . . . is considered a classic; Sports Illustrated recently named it one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time. This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes additional chapters on the Steelers' Super Bowl wins, written for the 1989 paperback, as well as a new introduction by the author.

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Interesting companion to @stefanfatsis' book in terms of player access and "professionalism." Read full review

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The language is so dated I can barely get through it... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Roy Blount, Jr., has written for the Atlantic Monthly since 1981.

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