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the truth hurts, and Bos is the one hurting you with it,
This review is from: The Boz (Hardcover)
The Boz is awsome.
his book, is awsome.
Confessions of a Modern Anti-Hero read like that of an Oliver Stone movie. you don't really want to know the truth cause your afraid at what might happen, but like Stone, Bosworth speaks his mind.
the story of the Boz goes from his high school days to his glory days at OU. Boz tells everything about his college playing days at OU, including his relationship with Barry Switzer.
Brian mentions the steriod incedent and how he felt the NCAA used him as an example. Brian speaks of how the NCAA "prostetutes" it's players because the players bring in money for the school and the program, but the player gets no money for himself. classic example of the pimping business.
Brian also speaks of his rookie season with the seahawks, he tells of his hatred for the golden boy of Denver, John Elway, and his hatred of Pete Rozzell.
Brian's hatred of Rozzell stems from the use of the #44 jersey. Brian wore that number since he was little, and now, the NFL told him that he couldn't use it in the NFL, even though other players had done it. from then on, it was the beginning of a "beautiful" relationship between the two.
and Brian doesn't have boundries in the book. he talks of drug use among other players, alcohol, women, football, the NCAA, John Elway, Switzer, etc.
and the one thing that people never understood was, that Brian was actually a good guy, despite his arogant, Terminator like look.
he had a 3.0 GPA, finished a year early if i'm not mistaken, never used drugs, and wasn't exactly a player. the drugs/steriods issue is covered nicely in the book. he was a man who had respect for himself, and took care of himself.
sadly, his career was cut short, but the image of the Boz lives forever. the clean cut kid from Oklahoma who would turn out to be an All-American LB for the OU and became a modern anti-hero speaks his mind in Brian Bosworth: Confessions of a Modern Anti-hero.