Friday, October 4, 2013

one magical season.

I was super excited to show Manfriend the millisecond I received Unbeatable: Notre Dame’s 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season by Jerry Barca because it upped my coolness factor by a million. Manfriend went to Notre Dame (HIGH SCHOOL) in our town, and still feels quite fighting and Irish, with dreams of attending an actual college game someday.  Wait in line dude.

Anyway, we both really enjoyed Barca’s depiction of the famous season, especially on its 25th anniversary. Although Manfriend seemed to know everything about the coach and the players already, it was interesting for me to read and learn about coach Holtz and how he restored a team of misfits to win such an esteemed championship and bring one of the greatest programs in history back to its former glory. Barca has created an excellent sports novel and everyone likes a good resurrection story.

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