Book Review: Toe Blake

Review by Budd Bailey One of the joys of reading history is the way it came make somewhat dusty names from the past spring to life. Take Toe Blake, the…

Book Review: The Game

Book Review by Budd Bailey It seems difficult to grasp the idea that one of the most famous games in college football history – and one that doesn’t date back…

Book Review: Chuck Noll

Review by Budd Bailey You might have heard a lot about the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Coming from a 1-13 season in 1969, the Steelers built up their base…

Review: The Russian Five

Review by Budd Bailey “The Russian Five” starts in a very unusual way for a sports book. Author Keith Gave goes back in time almost 30 years to 1990 when…

Book Review: Cujo

Review by Budd Bailey Hockey fans might know about Curtis Joseph’s exploits on the ice, but they may have no idea on what he sort of odds he overcame to…

Book Review: Scotty

Review by Budd Bailey Ken Dryden just might be my favorite author. Dryden has written seven books over the years, in-between his other projects. Remember that he also was a…

Book Review: Play by Play

By Budd Bailey The best announcers are the ones that the listeners grow comfortable to their voices. They are the ones that clearly know their business, handle everything professionally, and…

Book Review: NFL Century

Review by Budd Bailey The National Football League is in the midst of celebrating its 100th season right now, and it is really good at it. The century mark is…