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  • Author:
    Tom Beer
  • ISBN:
    0395199522
  • ISBN13:
    978-0395199527
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  • Publisher:
    Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (1974)
  • Pages:
    204 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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Tom Beer was a journeyman tight end who played with the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in the late 1960's and . I first read "Sunday's Fools" many years ago when I was in the eighth grade, and I love it just as much now as I did back then

Tom Beer was a journeyman tight end who played with the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in the late 1960's and early 1970's - years when these franchises fielded some of the worst teams in NFL history. Beer's recollections of these years makes for a brilliant tragicomic memoir full of sidesplitting anecdotes penned in a wonderfully sardonic style. I first read "Sunday's Fools" many years ago when I was in the eighth grade, and I love it just as much now as I did back then. I've reread and reread and rearead it throughout the years. I really believe it is one of the greatest football books ever written, and it deserves to be reprinted.

For the Detroit Lions player of the 1990s, see Tom E. Beer. Following his playing days, Beer co-wrote (with George Kimball) the 1974 memoir Sunday's Fools: Stomped, Tromped, Kicked and Chewed in the NFL, recounting the experience of playing for two of the worst franchises in pro football during his career.

This book is like a tragicomedy and even after 10 or so reads I still find myself laughing out loud over some of the situations and teams Beer was involved in. Hysterical. Brian Dempsey rated it it was amazing Aug 01, 2017. Patrick M. rated it it was ok Oct 24, 2008. Jesse rated it liked it Apr 22, 2015.

Drafted by Denver, Beer suffered through a 3-11 campaign his first year with the inexperienced, rookie-stocked Broncos .

Drafted by Denver, Beer suffered through a 3-11 campaign his first year with the inexperienced, rookie-stocked Broncos (including a stretch of nine straight losses), his ego thrashed by scores like 51-0 and 34-2. Beer's sense of frustration - exacerbated as it was by seemingly justifiable gripes such as training camps which were either extra loose or ""Gestapo-like,"" medieval locker room facilities and scrimping organizations - is not so overpowering that one cannot empathize with a career which kept punting down field. One of the few times when the armchair quarterback has more fun.

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Following his playing days, Beer co-wrote (with George Kimball) the 1974 memoir Sunday's Fools: Stomped, Tromped, Kicked and Chewed in the NFL, recounting the experience of playing for two of the worst franchises in pro football during his career.

Published 1974 by Houghton Mifflin in Boston. Football, National Football League. 79. 3/2/0924, B. Library of Congress. B43 A37. The Physical Object.

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THE ACCOUNT OF THE EFFECTS OF EXTENDED LOSSES ON AN ENTIRE PRO ORGANIZATION FROM HEAD COACH TO WATER BOY IS BOTH HARROWING AND HILARIOUS

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I know this book has been decades out of print, but the current talk of the New England Patriots becoming an NFL dynasty after their second Super Bowl win brought to my memory the funniest (and one of the best) football book I ever read.
Tom Beer was a journeyman tight end who played with the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in the late 1960's and early 1970's - years when these franchises fielded some of the worst teams in NFL history. Beer's recollections of these years makes for a brilliant tragicomic memoir full of sidesplitting anecdotes penned in a wonderfully sardonic style. Most football autobiographies are written by succesful players on championship teams, and to read about the experiences of an obscure player on a league doormat is an enlightening experience.
I first read "Sunday's Fools" many years ago when I was in the eighth grade, and I love it just as much now as I did back then. I've reread and reread and rearead it throughout the years. I really believe it is one of the greatest football books ever written, and it deserves to be reprinted. Hopefully some publishing company will stumble across this review and be intrigued enough to check it out.
I have no idea where Tom Beer is today, but I'd like to thank him for writing my all-time favorite football book. I wonder what his reaction was to both the Broncos and Patriots winning Super Bowls in recent years? Did he ever think that would happen?
Although the book is mostly laugh out loud funny, there are some truly touching and sad moments as well. The chapter near the end where Beer finally gets cut by the Patriots is a real tear-jerker. At the end of the book, Beer has found a new career as an executive with a World Football League team - the modern reader can't help but shake his head at this . . . his luck is certainly holding true!
One of the greatest and funniest football books ever written. I'd like to see it published in an updated edition similiar to the one Jim Bouton did for "Ball Four" - with a new introduction by the author (if he's still with us) telling us what's been going on with him for the last thirty years.
Wen
This book from ex-player Tom Beer is an extremely funny account of the bumbling Patriots and pathetic Bronco days of the late sixties and early seventies. We New Englanders know all about Clive Rush, Duane Thomas, the opening of Schafer Stadium, Harpo Gladiuex and Steve Kiner. These folks are minor myths here, but if you are from outside the area, this book is a history of the teams mishaps. Great story about the team recording a Christmas record album for a NFL compilation.