By Jr Roy Blount
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
Any variety of writers may perhaps spend a complete season with an NFL workforce, from the 1st day of teaching camp until eventually the final choose of the draft, and are available up with an enticing ebook. yet in simple terms Roy Blount Jr. may well catch the discomfort, the enjoyment, the fears, the humor—in brief, the heart—of a championship team.
In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been large, yet neglected the bowl. Blount's portrait of a workforce poised to dominate the NFL for greater than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of gamers, coaches, better halves, fanatics, and proprietors. About 3 Bricks Shy . . . is thought of a vintage; Sports Illustrated lately named it one of many most sensible a hundred activities Books of All Time. This thirtieth-anniversary variation contains extra chapters at the Steelers' great Bowl wins, written for the 1989 paperback, in addition to a brand new advent by way of the writer.
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