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  • Author:
    Jr Roy Blount
  • ISBN:
    0345364414
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345364418
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  • Publisher:
    Ballantine Books; Revised, Subsequent edition (October 28, 1989)
  • Pages:
    349 pages
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    Puzzles & Games
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    1255 kb
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    1568 kb
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    1897 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
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About Three Bricks Shy book. About Three Bricks Shy of a Load. Roy Blount Jr. Many have described football as an encapsulation of America itself (see Sal Paolantonio’s How Football Explains America), and I’m inclined to agree. Of course there’s a time lag, since Europeans arrived on this continent four centuries before the birth of American football.

About Three Bricks Sh. .I first found this story in Sports Illustrated when I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania

About Three Bricks Sh.And the Load Filled Up. Jr Roy Blount. really gets to know and love the team that he spends 6 months straight with, and writes about them with honesty, compassion, and humor. Great anectdotal stories about Pittsburgh and the Steelers organization, too. If you've read Roy's book about New Orleans or listened to him on "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", you are already familiar with his style. If not, here's a great place to start. I first found this story in Sports Illustrated when I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania.

But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor-in short, the heart-of . About Three Bricks Shy. is considered a classic; Sports Illustrated recently named it one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor-in short, the heart-of a championship team. In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, but missed the bowl.

Now, Where Were We? (1988) and The Load Filled Up (1989).

This article is about the writer and humorist. For the similarly named senator, see Roy Blunt. at the 2007 Texas Book Festival. Roy Alton Blount Jr. (1941-10-04) October 4, 1941 (age 78). Indianapolis, Indiana, . Now, Where Were We? (1988) and The Load Filled Up (1989). Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard (1991). Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor (1994). If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You (with Valerie Shaff, 1998).

Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor - in short, the heart - of a championship team. Blount's portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and owners.

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s are mentioned in any conversation about the greatest dynasties in NFL history. Books related to About Three Bricks Shy of a Load.

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books. The first, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, was expanded into About Three Bricks Shy. It is often called one of the best sports books of all time. NOT just for football fans.

Blount's portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and owners.

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press. is considered a classic;Sports Illustratedrecently named it one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.

Uproariously funny and brilliantly written, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load was named one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated. Sportspeople Biographies Lifestyle & Sports. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Best sports book I ever read. Well, that and Bouton’s Ball Four. About Three Bricks Shy of A Load captured Burgh of my youth. Funny, too. 0 ответов 2 ретвитов 3 отметки Нравится.

In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, but missed the bowl. Blount's portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and owners. About Three Bricks Shy... is considered a classic; Sports Illustrated recently named it one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time. This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes additional chapters on the Steelers' Super Bowl wins, written for the 1989 paperback, as well as a new introduction by the author.

Kelenn
very insightful, entertaining,behind the scenes look at the storied Steelers in their heyday,the70s.Historical background of the team and football culture in general in the era before big money and free agency changed the face of football.writer is very irreverent and and is a real wordsmith,but he was there throughout a season with the team, which makes it all the more delightful.
Zodama
This book is a classic. It gives the reader a feeling of what is was like in the "old Pittsburgh" of the late 1960's and early 1970's. And gives you an inside look at the birth of the best football team that ever played. And most importantly, the birth of the infamous "Steel Curtain defense". I really belive that parts of this book could be made into a full length feature film that all sports, and movie fans would enjoy. This story will explain the blood and sweat connection between the real Pittsburgh fans and their football team. Because of the people that worked in the huge steel mills, and all of the great NFL football players that were born in that area. It's a connection between the fans and the team that is unmatched in american sports.
Blackworm
Some editing would have been helpful. Also, I thought the author was too involve in the antidotes - as if he needed additional filler to supplement what little he was getting from the players. I would expected a bit more from the coaches point of view. The section about the locker room attendants was interesting and provided insight that is not visible to the fan.
Tamesya
Quite possible the most over-written piece of crap in sports literature. Wanders so far off course that it is impossible to follow. I am only 60 pages in to it and I am wondering what exactly I have learned and will I be able to finish it without hating myself for wasting the time.
Grokinos
this is the classic football book, on a par with jim bouton's "ball four." it should be enjoyable for any football fan, but fans of the 4-time super bowl winners should be especially appreciative of this chronicle of the team written during the year of franco's "immaculate reception." it is extraordinarily funny and informative, eye-opening even. this being said, it was no pleasure trying to struggle through all the mistakes that were made, either by the author or by this current publisher, the university of pittsburgh press (i am inclined to blame the publisher.) this is the 30th anniversary edition for pete's sake. can't you get it right after 30 years? it is so bad that the publisher even misspells the city in which it is located, pittsburgh pennsylvania has an "h" folks. you're not in kansas anymore.

but if you can get past the fact that you might have to read several sentences, maybe even paragraphs, an extra time or two to be sure what the author means, this is one great story.
Tam
I did not get this. There was a mistake in ordering. Should not be rated.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
A classic book, if slightly dated. Fast service from the shipper!
I wasn't crazy bout this book with the Stell Curtain.
Very Boring- would not recommend it.