Item description for UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports (Sports By the Numbers) by Daniel J. Brush, David Horne & Marc C. B. Maxwell...
The first title in the new, exciting, and completely original Sports by the Numbers series
The University of Oklahoma Sooners Football program has produced seven national championship teams, four Heisman Trophy winners, and countless legendary coaches, players, and characters. This inaugural book in the new Sports by the Numbers franchise unlocks the captivating history of this football program by providing OU fans with Sooners history in a fresh, provocative, and unique numerical framework.
The format created by the authors distinguishes Sports by the Numbers from everything else available today. University of Oklahoma Football is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered factual "mini-stories"-facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights the many exciting stories detailed in that chapter.
The Sports by the Numbers team has you covered, from "Personal Events" stories that include the following:
"101: US Army Airborne unit (101st) that OU All-American Bob Kalsu was assigned to during the Vietnam conflict. Kalsu was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1968 and played in the NFL for one year before being called to duty. On July 21, 1970, Kalsu was killed in action, making him the only active professional football player to be killed in Vietnam." . . . to statistical entries like the following: "846: Number of yards passing (846) by QB Beryl Clark during the 1939 season, his last at OU. Sixty-four years later, QB Jason White surpassed Clark's total by exactly 3,000 yards, finishing the 2003 season with 3,846 yards in the air."
Oklahoma fans will cheer as Sports by theNumbers dedicates pages to renowned names like Bob Stoops (current OU coach), Barry Switzer (legendary coach, 1973-1988), Bud Wilkinson (coach, 1947-1963), Billy Sims (Heisman Trophy winner), Steve Owens (running back), Jason White (Heisman Trophy winner), the defensive Selmon family trio of Lee Roy, Lucious, and Dewey, Billy Vessels (halfback), Brian Bosworth (linebacker), Josh Heupel (quarterback), and many, many more.
Sports by the Numbers books are not just for die-hard sports fans, but for every fan and sports history reader who loves sports and wants to know more about their heroes and favorite franchise. Sports by the Numbers books will quench any fan's thirst for entertainment and knowledge.
"Long-time Sooner fans will revel in the flood of memories that flow from these pages. You'll think back to a defining moment-that favorite player, an afternoon next to the radio, or that special day at Owen Field. And the information contained here is so thorough that you'll relive those memories many times."
-- Bob Stoops - Head Coach, University of Oklahoma Football
"University of Oklahoma Football - Sports By The Numbers is a must read for all OU Football junkies. I read trivia I didn't know or had forgotten."
-- Barry Switzer - Legendary Head Coach, University of Oklahoma Football
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2007
Publisher Savas Beatie
ISBN 1932714332 ISBN13 9781932714333
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American Authors Association review Sep 3, 2007
If you are a sports aficionado, especially in college football, you will find the trove of statistics, standings, trophies earned and undying loyalty for those record achieving teams of the University of Oklahoma football. Those teams and players have the honor and glory of holding the longest winning streak in college football. Outstanding players, top notch coaching, highly supportive student bodies and committed fans make up the full picture. Yes, they certainly have bragging rights truly earned season after season, year after year. Their supporters even number thousands who didn't attend Oklahoma University but who vicarious yelled their lungs hoarse each game. Year by year the authors list the teams' accomplishments, highlighting individual statistics along with the names of the players who earned high honors on "that demanding field of combat." The support provided by these three authors is truly remarkable; all is based on recorded accomplishments.
University of Oklahoma Football, An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports Aug 19, 2007
This is a very interesting, well-written, fact-driven book with so many incredible stories that football fans across the country will be interested in reading. It is very unique how it interacts with the Sports by the Numbers website. This book is a great read!