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country first... football second...
on March 24, 2013
I found it to be an interesting book that shows how tough it is to play football in a military institute. I never really thought about how the team was still required to fulfill their obligations (study, military drills, week long stays out in the field, etc...) AND find time to practice football, especially having to try to keep weight on and not lose it due to the demanding schedules that is required to make it through West Point. Most other players from major universities have people waiting on them , helping with "lighter loads" concerning studies, "sleeping in " before afternoon practices, recovery times after games, etc... These cadets have none of that. They have to play through any pain and injury and still be able to "bring the fight' to an opposing team or to an enemy wanting to hurt or destroy our nation.
My only downfall to the book was that it seemed to end without really getting to the "heart" of what the author was really trying to tell.