This book will make those Football Sundays a day to look forward to.
This book tells this story very well as it describes the evolution of football, how it influence people like Roosevelt and how the game struggled.
Aspects of the book are enjoyable, but I can not get passed the misleading nature of the title.
Very interesting book covering the era before the forward pass was made legal and football was more like rugby with mass running plays, no protective gear and significant injury... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bill Fowlkes
The book's title is completely misleading. The book is about different people of the era, and spends the first five chapters barely even talking about the supposed topic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica
A decent account of the early days of college football. Well written but a bit of a slog. There are some interesting details about Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Pie Faced Prince
Let's face it, TR was one of the more striking, iconic, fascinating presidents in US history. However, this book went to pains to describe his upbringing, his educational and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert K.
I look forward to obtaining this book! My current collection of college-football lore already works over this gateway (or gate-blocking) event, most especially Watterson's account. Read morePublished 6 months ago by phil allen
Mr. Miller did a wonderful job for this book. His research was excellent. President Roosevelt was very wise when he wanted to reform the game. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Miguel E. Tersy
Football and Teddy Roosevelt came into the American conscious at the same time. Yet the author's contention, that Roosevelt saved Football, never comes to fruition in this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JMack
Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about Theodore Roosevelt, along comes "The Big Scrum". I found this book informative and enjoyable to read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Maxwell