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Bobby Bowden's Tales From The Seminole Sideline
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Sports Pub
Publication date August 31, 2004
Pages 192
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582614069
ISBN-10 1582614067
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $19.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The football coach presents a collection of anecdotes describing memorable players, games, and experiences coaching the Florida Seminoles.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Telling stories—I enjoy that. It comes with growing older. But I don’t see the day where I’m sitting on the porch rocking with a bunch of guys around me and I’m telling stories. I can’t see that. It’s just like golf. People say, ‘Aren’t you going to the Masters?’ No. I don’t care anything about going to the Masters. I’d rather go play than see those great players. I’m not a good spectator. I want to play, and that’s the way I am. I would rather still be doing this if I can." —Bobby Bowden

Bobby Bowden is spending what should be his retirement years gathering victories and collecting more fodder for stories that must be told between staff meetings, film study, cross-country recruiting trips, and even the tackling of hundreds of footballs and posters that daily await the signature of NCAA Division I-A’s all-time winningest coach. For the architect of one of college football’s great dynasties—14 consecutive seasons of Associated Press top five finishes—his rocker is a swivel chair that swings easily to his right so that even with the next season six months away, he can study opponent’s game tape that almost always fills the large projection screen that dominates his office. His porch is an office crammed with more than 300 books he uses to break from the pressures as the coach of one college football’s most recognized programs. It boasts a view of Doak Campbell Stadium, where as an assistant coach and head coach he has been a Seminole for more than 31 years. It is down there and on legendary road trips to Nebraska, Clemson, Florida, and so many other places that gutsy trick plays were called and executed, leading to Bowden’s nickname a the "Riverboat Gambler." It is where plays that only Bowden would dare try, including some he now regrets attempting, have unfolded. It is also where the final results of amusing and unexpected events on the recruiting trail were written. They are substance for stories that should not, and will not, wait for retirement. Readers will be among the group that gathers around as Bowden tells his Tales from the Seminole Sideline.

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