Book Review: Glory Days

Review by Budd Bailey Year-in-review books usually represent something of “hanging fruit” when it comes to books. Pick a year, review what happened, perhaps overstate its importance, and … you…

Book Review: Teemu Selanne

Review by Budd Bailey It’s tough to know where to begin when discussing Teemu Selanne’s semi-autobiography, “My Life.” But that word, “semi-autobiography,” seems like a good place to start. Selanne,…

Book Review: Stealing Home

Review by Budd Bailey Some of the best sports books are the ones that barely touch the activity that takes place on the playing field. “Stealing Home” can be found…

Book Review: Heart and Steel

Review by Budd Bailey At the end of the author’s note that starts his autobiography, Bill Cowher writes, “All in all, I coached the Steelers for 261 games. Fifteen years…

Book Review: Fenway 1946

Review by Budd Bailey There’s never been a baseball season quite like the one in 1946. After almost 40 years of stability and growth, major league baseball faced some difficult…

Book Review: Steve Kerr

Review by Budd Bailey It is the age-old question in the world of books. What’s more valuable: biography or autobiography? That is to say, what’s the best way of learning…

Book Review: Our Team

Review by Budd Bailey It takes some imagination to picture the scene. Think about four men, who couldn’t be more different, racing toward a mutual destiny. That’s part of the…

Book Review: Buzz Saw

Review by Budd Bailey When a sports team approaches a championship, you can bet that there’s one thing that always on the back of the mind of the reporters who…

Book Review: Overtime

Review by Budd Bailey It may be time to call John U. Bacon the writer-in-residence for the University of Michigan’s football program. He’s earned that title. After all, Bacon has…