Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as
an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25
years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach.
Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps said, "I used this book as an inspiration
for the biggest win of my career when we ended UCLA's all-time 88-game
winning streak in 1974."
more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach.
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the players telling their stories in their own words. This is the book
that UCLA Athletic Director J.D. Morgan tried to ban.
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Dumb Football Players
by Tony Medley
Players know less about
the sport they play than coaches, if thatís possible. In tonightís
Dallas-Washington game, Washington had a 4th and four on the
Dallas 38 with six minutes left, trailing 14-10. Washington went for it.
Washington plays the West Coast offense, so the QB should be familiar
with quick short passes. He had a guy open over the middle, but he
obviously wasnít the primary receiver because the qb didnít even see him
(I donít know how he could have missed him because he was right in front
of him). Instead, he threw a pass to the guy crossing, heading for the
sideline. It was incomplete. But the problem was that even had it been
completed, the guy was still one yard short of the first down and
heading out of bounds! So there are three chowderheads here. First, the
coach for calling the play. Second, the quarterback for not throwing a
pass that would be caught over the first down line. And, third, the
receiver for running a route that was short of the first down. Do you
know how many millions of dollars these guys make each year? They are
obviously not paid on their intelligent understanding of the game. But
this doesn't even require a detailed knowledge of the game. All it
requires is common sense, and that's what most athletes and coaches
November 16, 2008