Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football

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Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football

Format:  Hardcover,

273 pages

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9781612342009

ISBN-10: 1612342000

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The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a powerhouse in college football for decades, with numerous national championships and NFL draftees to their credit. With such a successful history, it s no wonder that the passion for Ohio State football has reached a level of devotion that has religious overtones. "Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football" is a Bill Bryson style look at Ohio State football and the spiritual fanaticism that surrounds it. Bob Hunter tracks the development of this powerhouse program from its earliest days to its heights under Woody Hayes, the de facto king of Ohio State football. Hayes led the team to three national championships and a record of 205-61-10 over a twenty-eight-year period and was at the heart of the Ten-Year War, a particularly intense period in the infamous Ohio State Michigan rivalry. Hunter also looks at the present-day state of Buckeye football and the team s scarlet-and-gray-clad followers, as well as its legion of detractors, who voted Ohio State as the most hated college team in a nationwide survey. America loves and hates a winner.Irreverent, honest, insightful, and always entertaining, "Saint Woody" will appeal to anyone whose spirit has ever lifted when hearing that famous cry Go Bucks

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Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9781612342009
ISBN-10: 1612342000
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 273
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Religion?p. 1
Genesisp. 5
The Martyrp. 13
The Prophetp. 19
The Messiahp. 25
The Shrinep. 37
The Graveyardp. 47
The Wizardp. 55
The Greatest Game Everp. 83
The Greatest Coach Ever?p. 77
The Snowiest Game Everp. 83
The Trailblazerp. 91
Saint Woodyp. 97
The Rivalryp. 111
The Cogsp. 119
The Herop. 127
Brother Earlep. 133
The Seasonp. 141
The Survivorp. 151
Satansp. 157
The Forgottenp. 165
The Belovedp. 171
Fallen Heroesp. 179
The Benefactorsp. 189
The Ritualsp. 199
The Secretp. 209
Gospel Writersp. 213
A Season from Godp. 221
The Greatest Gamesp. 229
Former Saint Tressp. 237
The Flockp. 249
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 267
About the Authorp. 273

Book description

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a powerhouse in college football for decades, with numerous national championships and NFL draftees to their credit. With such a successful history, it's no wonder that the passion for Ohio State football has reached a level of devotion that has religious overtones.

Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football is a Bill Bryson-style look at Ohio State football and the spiritual fanaticism that surrounds it. Bob Hunter tracks the development of this powerhouse program from its earliest days to its heights under Woody Hayes, the de facto king of Ohio State football. Hayes led the team to three national championships and a record of 205-61-10 over a twenty-eight-year period and was at the heart of the "Ten-Year War", a particularly intense period in the infamous Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Hunter also looks at the present-day state of Buckeye football and the team's scarlet-and-gray-clad followers, as well as its legion of detractors, who voted Ohio State as the "most hated" college team in a nationwide survey. America loves--and hates--a winner.

Irreverent, honest, insightful, and always entertaining, Saint Woody will appeal to anyone whose spirit has ever lifted when hearing that famous cry "Go Bucks!"

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