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Hokie Games: Virginia Tech Football Game by Game 1945-2006 Paperback – September 15, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Game by Game Sports Media (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972384529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972384520
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,289,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Avid Redskins fans are well familiar with Rich Tandler's "The Redskins From A to Z", his game by game account of the complete history of that team. With Hokie Games, Tech fans now have that same treasure trove of memories.

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All it took was one game. On October 8, 1967, my father took me to a Redskins game against the Cowboys. And even though the Redskins lost I was hooked. To say that I've followed their every move with a passion since then would be a huge understatement. Quite simply, the Redskins have been an obsession for over 40 years.

I attended Virginia Tech in the early 1970's and developed an obsession with Hokie football that endures to this day.

I am currently a freelance writer and publisher and I have the longest-running Redskins blog on the Internet. Check out RealRedskins.com

I live in Midlothian, Virginia with my wife Andrea, who will certainly be nominated for sainthood for her patience with all of the things that have gone undone around the house during the long gestation period for these books, and daughter Katie and son Patrick. And, oh yes, our dogs Zoe and Daisy won't stop barking at me unless I mention them, too.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amerigo Vespucci on July 9, 2008
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Hokie Games is an exhaustive look at every Virginia Tech football game from 1945 to 2006, compiled by Rich Tandler, someone whom I imagine loves Virginia Tech football very much. This is a reference book -- if you're looking for structure and flow, you're not going to find it here. This is simply a listing of Virginia Tech games followed by a description of what happened.

It's extremely broad and comprehensive, but unfortunately it's not very deep. If you're looking for in-depth statistics and information about a particular game, you're not going to find it here. What you'll find instead is a five (or so)-paragraph overview of the game with the major performers and plays in the game, as well as a final score. If you ever find yourself wondering, "What happened the last time Virginia Tech played Kentucky in football?" this is probably the book for you. Seasons are separated by listings giving the leading Virginia Tech statistical performers for that year, the head coach for the season, and various other statistics.

Unfortunately, it does have its downsides. It's not aesthetically pleasing -- understandable because it's a reference book -- but if I saw it on a shelf and didn't know what it was, I'd probably pass it up for being unremarkable looking. There's also no index, which makes it extremely difficult to find any particular game. A brief listing of important games is at the front of the book, but if you're looking for reviews of most of those games, chances are the information is on the Internet somewhere. For looking up the more esoteric games -- why I purchased the book -- I was forced to look up opponent records on Hokiesports.com, then flip through the book to find the correct season. The editing is also touch-and-go in places, and the layout leaves a little to be desired, but I haven't found a better reference book yet for minutiae about Virginia Tech football games.
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By Domenic Durante on December 10, 2012
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Just received this volume today. It's not the prettiest book on the planet, but it does contain information about every Hokie (also used to be the Gobblers) game over a 61 year span. Every year contains the final record, head coach, roster of players, stats leaders and game summaries. Week by week rankings are also included. I suppose more in depth statistical records would have made it an even better book, but it's still a great buy for any Tech or college football fan. Names like Don Strock, Bruce Smith and Mike Vick provide a nice walk down memory lane.
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