- File Size: 1730 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: Sports Publishing (November 22, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 22, 2016
- Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HDVCOR0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,432,598 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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-Tony Barnhart, SEC Network, Gridiron Now
The story of the Heisman Trophy mirrors the story of college football, from humble beginnings to its high-dollar present. That history has been written by both the famous and the flawed. Cory McCartney carefully and entertainingly covers it all.”
-Ryan McGee, senior writer, ESPN The Magazine
Understanding the origins of our institutions, and the reluctant characters that comprise them, is central to our ability to be inspired and achieve more. It brings greatness within reach of all who seek it in our daily lives. Cory McCartney has done a masterful job of unpacking the history of the Heisman Trophy while leaving its patina which adds to the value of college football's currency: TRADITION!”
-Spencer Tillman, sr. analyst, FOX Sports 1; CEO, Axiom Sports Productions
A must-read for college football nuts, The Heisman Trophy: The Story of an American Icon and Its Winners illustrates the rich tradition behind the most coveted award in sports. McCartney's storytelling sheds light on the trends and narratives that have shaped the Heisman's long history and offers a peek inside its exclusive fraternity of winners.”
-Zac Ellis, writer and digital media editor at Vanderbilt Athletics
From Berwanger to Bo, from O.J. to Tebow, Cory McCartney gives college football fans the ultimate reference to the game's ultimate prize. Meticulous research, priceless memories, anecdotes you won’t find anywhere elsethis book is a can’t-miss. If you don’t have an actual Heisman Trophy sitting on your shelf, you’d better have this book there.”
-Jay Busbee, lead writer, Yahoo Sports; author, Earnhardt Nation
The Heisman Trophy: The Story of an American Icon and Its Winners is a must-read for any college football fan. Cory's ability to go beyond the headlines and dive deep into the stories of some of the game's biggest stars is perfect for the casual fan and CFB buffs.”
-Barrett Sallee, Bleacher Report
You can't fully understand college football without also having a proper understanding of the Heisman Trophy. McCartney's new book digs deep into the history of the award and leaves readers with a greater appreciation of the movers and shakers who have contributed to its unparalleled tradition.”
-Chris Huston, editor-in-chief at Heisman.com; Heisman historian --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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This book gave you the trophy's history and it gave you an unbiased look (the author is a Heisman Trophy voter, which makes him intimately involved with this trophy) at what is right and what is wrong with the trophy's awarding process.
My favorite chapters or narratives of this book were Chapter 3 (A Vote Driven By Four Biases), Chapter 6 (Heisman Hindsight: How Would Bowls Change Voting), Chapter 9 (The Photographer Who Links Past and Future), and Chapter 7 (O.J., Bush, and Tarnished Bronze). You can't come away from those chapters and not want to do some research or do some deep thinking on those chapters' subjects.
Pros of this book: The object of this book was to educate readers on the Heisman Trophy better than what the media, your peers, and others have told you about the subject of this book. And I feel Cory McCartney accomplished that in this book.
Cons of this book: I don't agree with all of McCartney's postulates about the Heisman Trophy, but that's minor. I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad I brought it.
In conclusion, buy this book if you want more education on the Heisman Trophy.