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Waiting for the Fall: A Decade of Dreams, Drama and West Virginia University Football Paperback – March 13, 2012
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Most fans will probably be most interested in the Fiesta Bowl aftermath. Your suspicions of the hiring of Bill Stewart are probably true and very disappointing that adults are capable of such stupid decisions.
One of the things that's frustrating with sports coverage these days is that ESPN will put out an opinion, everyone on the network will agree with it, and then your buddies will randomly bring up the same topic (and opinion) in conversation later. This book spits in the face of that notion, as it starts off with a foreward by Mike Patrick giving his strong opinion on a subject, and then spends almost 300 pages (and an editor's note) going against it. I love that. As with most Mountaineer fans, we all want the team to win, but hardly any of us agrees on anything else.
Going beyond the Bill Stewart issues, there are many things in Waiting For the Fall that are enjoyable to read even though they are not bombshells.Read more ›
For all readers of his daily column or blog, this is classic Mike Casazza. In "Waiting for the Fall", Mike does a great job of sorting out a complex series of events, facts, rumors, half-truths, and outright lies into the most complete recap of the last roller coaster decade in Mountaineer Football. As some of the other reviewers have stated there is not a lot of new information in the book but takes all of the information and puts it in an easy to follow storyline that sorts out the facts from the fiction.
Thanks Mike and keep up the good work!
If you're a Mountaineer fan, this book is a must. If you're not, but a fan of college football this is still a good buy.
Having covered the team as a reporter in Morgantown since the late nineties and blogging Mountaineer Sports for years, Mike follows the program's roller-coaster like ride from the close of the Don Nehlen Era, through the Rich Rodriguez - Bill Stewart debacles, and up to the dizzying heights of a record-breaking performance in the 2012 edition of the Orange Bowl under Dana Holgerson.
His unique approach to this piece is a study of the depths Mountaineer fans fell to after breathtaking close calls with success. Witnessing how the faithful came to expect the program to snatch disappointment from the jaws of championship gave Mike the inspiration for his title: "Waiting for the Fall".
Don't wait around before checking it out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How can anyone not love a book by the exceptionally talented Mike Casazza?Published 1 month ago by whitneyfinch
This book is weak. Mike Casazza does cater to his audience, and this may be the only book West Virginia students will read in their semester before community college. Read morePublished 4 months ago by nicholas trageser
I had been wanting to read this book for awhile. In the offseason I'm always starving for anything Mountaineer football related. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sapper31
This book is an accurate depiction and a window into the mind of Mountaineer fans and Appalachian fatalism.
The writing is good, a little tangent-y (is that a word? Read more
If you aren't a die hard fan, you might learn something new from this book. If you followed these events at the time, there isn't really anything new here. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by rcmoss
My husband loved this book and even passed on some of his favorite TV shows to read it cover to cover.Published on April 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer
This was a great read with plenty of inside information every Mountaineer fan will want to read to understand what happened during one of the greatest decades in WVU football... Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Frank Papini