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by George Plimpton
- ISBN: 0394488474
- Category: Sports books
- Author: George Plimpton
- Subcategory: Miscellaneous
- Other formats: txt doc azw mbr
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1973)
- Pages: 421 pages
- FB2 size: 1611 kb
- EPUB size: 1850 kb
- Rating: 4.9
- Votes: 190
Plimpton revisited pro football in 1971, this .
Plimpton revisited pro football in 1971, this time joining the Baltimore Colts and seeing action in an exhibition game against his previous team, the Lions. These experiences served as the basis of another football book, Mad Ducks and Bears, although much of the book dealt with the off-field escapades and observations of football friends Alex Karras ("Mad Duck") and John Gordy ("Bear"). Another sports book, Open Net, saw him train as an ice hockey goalie with the Boston.
The book is laugh-out-loud funny, partly because of Plimpton's writing skills, and partly because the two men were genuinely humorous
He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television. The book is laugh-out-loud funny, partly because of Plimpton's writing skills, and partly because the two men were genuinely humorous. When reading the book, you get a genuine sense of what it was like to play professional football in the 1950's and 1960s, and what the men themselves went through.
Mad Ducks and Bears book.
He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.
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From the author of Paper Lion Following his turn as a Detroit Lions rookie in Paper Lion, George Plimpton returns to the field of American football and focuses on the careers of his Lions teammates, Alex & Duck' Karras and John & Bear' Gordy. What he uncovers is a fond tribute to the values and follies of this brutal, but captivating game
In MAD DUCKS AND BEARS, George Plimpton's engaging companion to. .In this fond exploration of football's values and follies.
In MAD DUCKS AND BEARS, George Plimpton's engaging companion to Paper Lion, Plimpton focuses on two of the most entertaining and roguish linemen and former teammates-Alex Karras ("Mad Ducks") and John Gordy ("Bears"), both of whom went on to achieve brilliant post-football success. In this fond exploration of football's values and follies, Plimpton rejoins his two teammates to discuss their careers in this brutal but captivating game.
Some error text about your books and stuff. Mad Ducks and Bears: Foootball Revisited. Description: Plimpton joins a couple of former teammates - Alex Karras and John Gordy - to reminisce and reflect on their careers. Publisher: Lyons and Burford Publishers. Publish date: 12/01/2004.
Mad Ducks and Bears is a more reflective, less madcap book than what we have come to expect from Plimpton - but no less truthful and searching. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 256 pages)