Item description for No Bed of Roses: My Sideline View of the Wisconsin Badgers' Return to Greatness by Chris Kennedy...
He was just another walk-on player who became part of one of the most extraordinary teams in college football history. During his four years with the University of Wisconsin Badgers, Chris Kennedy experienced the teams transformation from mediocrity to Rose Bowl glory under coach Barry Alvarez. In this intimate, candid memoir, Kennedy shares a behind-the-scenes account of the thrills and frustrations of the college athlete. His story will touch the hearts of Badger fans and everyone who ever chased the dream of becoming Number One.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Sep 17, 2007
Publisher Trails Books
ISBN 1931599998 ISBN13 9781931599993
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris Kennedy
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former school principal and naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is also a member of the SFWA and the SCBWI. Chris' full-length novels on Amazon include the "Occupied Seattle" military fiction duology, the "Theogony" and "Codex Regius" science fiction trilogies and the "War for Dominance" fantasy trilogy. Chris is also the author of the #1 Amazon self-help book, "Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores."
Reviews - What do customers think about No Bed of Roses: My Sideline View of the Badgers' Return to Greatness?
Rose Bowl Rose Bed Nov 20, 2007
Good, even handed account of what life is like as a walk-on football player. One TV color announcer calls walk-ons "the finest pepople in the world" and you get a sense of that. Kennedy is a dedicated hard working guy by all accounts and he goes through the ups and downs. Interesting with the backdrop of the University of Wisconsin Badgers rise from doormat to contender to winner of the Big 10 title and under dog Rose Bowl victor.
A terrific sports book Nov 16, 2007
Forgetting that I am a Badger Fan, this is a terrific sports book. Besides being well written and entertaining, the story is fascinating.A young man goes to college, walks on a Big Ten team, stays for four years, and basically never plays! Why? That is the crux of the story and why I reccommend this book.
Big Badger Fan Nov 7, 2007
I just finished reading "No bed of Roses" and found it thoroughly entertaining. As a fan, I attended many of the games in Mr. Kennedy's career during the rebirth of Badger Football and it was fun to relive that period from a totally different perspective. The authors dedication and perseverence to the program during that time need to be applauded. I think this should be required reading for incoming student athletes, walk-ons and scholorship athletes alike, regardless of the sport. If you could fill a team with Chris Kennedys, you may never lose a game.
A unique and fascinating perspective rarely available to Badger team fans Nov 4, 2007
"No Bed Of Roses: My Sideline View Of The Wisconsin Badgers' Return To Greatness" is the extraordinary memoir of Chris Kennedy, whose four years with the University of Wisconsin Badgers football team saw the evolution from mediocrity to Rose Bowl glory under the legendary college football coach Barry Alvarez. Kennedy candidly shares his behind-the-scenes accounts of his thrills and frustrations as a college athlete. A unique and fascinating perspective rarely available to Badger team fans, "No Bed Of Roses" is as informative as it is entertaining -- and very highly recommended for personal reading lists and every Wisconsin community library collection.