- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (September 9, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031226755X
- ISBN-13: 978-0312267551
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 88 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team Paperback – September 9, 2000
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“It's the best sports book I've ever read.” ―Pat Summerall, Fox Sports
“I heard the story of the Junction Boys from gene Stallings when he was on my staff with the Cowboys. Those guys were some of the toughest to ever play the game. Jim Dent has really brough the story to life in a book any football fan would like to read.” ―Tom Landry, former coach of the Dallas Cowboys
“...the best book on a sports topic I've read in years.” ―Furman Bisher, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Engaging.” ―Sports Illustrated
“You'll want to laugh, you might even want to cry, but you'll know what legends are made of by the time you finish this book. They'll be talking about this book for a long time.” ―Texas Aggie Magazine
“...highly readable...Dent manages to celebrate the myth and recreate the mystique of the Bear while not glossing over the consequences of the coach's uncompromising drive to win.” ―The Birmingham News
About the Author
Jim Dent is the author of The Undefeated, King of the Cowboys, and You're out and You're Ugly, Too (with Durwood Merrill). He is an award-winning journalist who covered the Dallas Cowboys for eleven years and worked in the sports media for more than two decades. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.
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Coach Bryant took 111 young men out to Junction, Texas for 10 days and only about 1/3rd of them stuck around for the full 10 days. The book details the camp that he ran during that time...but that's really only the beginning of the story. This book continues to tell the story of the young men who played for Bryant at Texas A&M. Their triumphs and their failures...and Bryant's as well. The game of football was much different than it is today in 2017...I'm referring to rules governing substitutions, offense/defense and what a coach was allowed to do on the sidelines.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who is coaching the game of football or who is interested in the history of the game. Bear Bryant and the Junction boys are a notable group.
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This is the story of a group of players...becoming a team, and along the way, becoming all the man they could be. The self-discipline learned under the hand of "The Bear", a man who himself played a winning game against Tennessee WITH A BROKEN LEG, would serve the men that earned the title "Junction boy", very well in life.
To quote a man who is almost a diety in college football circles..."You never know how a horse is going to pull until you hook him to a heavy load." - Coach Paul William "Bear" Bryant