About Three Bricks Shy... and the Load Filled Up
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By (author) Roy Blount, Jr.
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About Three Bricks Shy... and the Load Filled Up by Roy Blount, Jr.
Book DescriptionAny 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780822958345
(234mm x 158mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Roy Blount, Jr.
Roy Blount Jr., humorist, sportswriter, poet, performer, lecturer, dramatist, and the author of twelve books, has written for the Atlantic Monthly since 1981. Raised in Decatur, Georgia, he now resides in New York City.
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