Bill  Curry-Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life

Bill Curry

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Bill Curry has experienced virtually every scenario football provides, and relishes the opportunity to share its vivid personalities, painful life lessons, and Leadership secrets. He labored in the pits as an offensive center for twenty years, coached at every level for twenty-seven years, and was an ESPN game analyst eleven more. He is attempting to retire, but continues to be drawn back into a demanding schedule by speaking engagements, wife Carolyn’s foundation, and charitable activities.

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Ten Men You Meet in a Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life

In Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle, Bill Curry shares the wit, wisdom, and tough love of teammates and coaches who turned him from a next-to-last NFL draft pick into a two-time Pro Bowler. Learning from such giants as Vince Lombardi and Don Shula, Ray Nitschke and Bubba Smith, Bobby Dodd and even the indomitable George Plimpton, Curry led a football life of nonstop exploration packed with adventure and surprise. As our country has grown more and more divided in the last decade, the sport of football has taken on added significance as a builder of constructive relationships between people from varied environments. From the locker rooms to the stands, communities bond in a unique and powerful way in and around our sport. The fact remains that football is America's game. Blessed with irresistible characters, rich personal history, and a strong, simple, down-to-earth voice, Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle proves that football is much more than a game. It is indeed a metaphor for life. This enhanced and updated version examines and amplifies the pressing issues facing football today.

Interviewer: Maurice J. Hobson

Dr. Maurice Hobson is an associate professor of African American Studies and a historian at Georgia State University. He earned a Ph.D. degree in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of award-winning book titled The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta. Dr. Hobson engages the social sciences and has created a new paradigm called the Black New South that explores the experiences of black folk in the American South since WWII. He was the chief historian for the documentary Maynard, which detailed the life and times of the honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., Atlanta’s first black mayor. He is also the chief historian for the forthcoming ESPN 30 For 30 documentary titled Michael Vick and Atlanta and David McMahon and Sarah Burns’ (Ken Burns’s daughter) East Lake Meadows Project, a documentary that focuses on East Lake Meadows, a former Atlanta housing project that opened in the early 1970s.

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Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons from a Football Life

As our country has grown more and more divided in the last decade, the sport of football has taken on added significance as a builder of constructive relationships between people from varied environments. From the locker rooms to the stands, communities bond in a unique and powerful way in and around our sport. The fact remains that football is America’s game. Blessed with irresistible characters, rich personal history, and a strong, simple, down-to-earth voice, Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle: Lessons From a Football Life proves that football is much more than a game. It is indeed a metaphor for life. This enhanced and updated Tenth Anniversary Edition examines and amplifies the pressing issues facing football today. BUY THIS BOOK!

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