The Only Game That Matters

Ebook $11.99

Crown | Dec 18, 2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN 9780307422255

  • Ebook$11.99

    Crown | Dec 18, 2007 | 320 Pages | ISBN 9780307422255

Praise

“The perfect jewel of a book—engaging, informative, and, most important, interesting.” —Chicago Tribune

“Harvard is playing Yale in football again and again in The Game, and you’re part of the crowd with Bernard M. Corbett and Paul Simpson’s wonderful look at this great rivalry. Stand next to a Kennedy on one side, a Bush on the other, and watch The Only Game That Matters unfold through the years. By the end you’ll feel like a successful alum. Great stuff!” —Leigh Montville, author of Ted Williams and At the Altar of Speed

“Bragging rights to the game are taken every bit as seriously as they are in Columbus or Tuscaloosa.” —Sports Illustrated

“To understand Ohio State/Michigan, Florida/Florida State, and USC/UCLA, you need to understand Harvard/Yale. The Only Game That Matters is a great place to start.” —Lee Corso, college football analyst, ESPN

“Harvard is playing Yale in football again and again in The Game, and you’re part of the crowd with Bernard M. Corbett and Paul Simpson’s wonderful look at this great rivalry. Stand next to a Kennedy on one side, a Bush on the other, and watch The Only Game That Matters unfold through the years. By the end you’ll feel like a successful alum. Great stuff!”
—Leigh Montville, author of Ted Williams and At the Altar of Speed

“In 1894, Harvard president Charles Eliot claimed football was ‘unfit for colleges,’ and condemned the game as ‘more brutalizing than prizefighting, cockfighting, or bullfighting.’ Happily, his view didn’t prevail over the long run, or else we’d not have The Only Game That Matters.”
—Bill Littlefield, Yale ’70, author of Fall Classics and host of NPR’s “Only a Game”

“To understand Ohio State/Michigan, Florida/Florida State, and USC/UCLA, you need to understand Harvard/Yale. The Only Game That Matters is a great place to start.”
—Lee Corso, college football analyst, ESPN

“I was delighted at how the pages of The Only Game That Matters evoked the sense of competition and camaraderie that marks these great events, for they are about much more than just a football score. This book is a joy to read for anyone who appreciates the real values of college football.”
—Jack Ford, Yale ’72, news anchor and correspondent

“Regardless of who wins or loses the games, the stories revealed in The Only Game That Matters about the people who play in them are well worth hearing, whether you are a graduate of the schools, a football fan, or merely someone interested in the human condition.”
—John Feinstein, bestselling author of A Civil War, The Last Amateurs, and Caddy for Life

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