Review: The Q Factor

Review by Budd Bailey Looking into the future when it comes to young pro football players is not exactly a science. That’s part of the fun of the NFL draft,…

Book Review: Broph

Review by Budd Bailey There aren’t many “underground” sports legends these days. In a world with social media and cameras everywhere, no one who acts outrageously can be anonymous for…

Book Review: Bouton

Review by Budd Bailey The stories from those who were baseball fans around a particular age in the fall of 1970 are remarkably similar. They were usually boys in high…

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…