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Book #4 Is On The Way!

I am extremely excited to announce that my fourth book is set to be released next month!  Introducing…The Women’s Football Encyclopedia! A Three-Year Journey Writing books about sports is my passion…it’s what I love to do.  I previously authored three books, all related to the Iowa Hawkeyes: Hawkeye Greats By the Numbers in 2010, What It Means to Be a Hawkeye in 2011, and Duke Slater in 2012. When Duke Slater came out in the fall of 2012, I had just gotten married to my wife, Ashley.  I decided to take a full year away from writing.  I was burnt…

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Duke Slater Discussion on Talk of Fame Network

I’ve come out of my self-imposed website writing hibernation to mention that Duke Slater was recently mentioned prominently on the Talk of Fame Network!  Ron Borges did an excellent job of recapping Duke Slater’s case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I’ll have more reaction soon, but for now, I wanted readers to head over to the Talk of Fame site and read the Borges’ State Your Case article on Slater.   You can also listen to the discussion midway through their recent radio show. And as always, for more info on Duke Slater, visit the Duke Slater section…

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One final note on our discussion of Pro Football Hall of Fame snubs from the pre-war era. What if you expand the window just slightly to cover the entire “single-platoon era” from 1920-49? 1949-1950 is a major turning point in pro football history, as the advent of unlimited substitution led to the rise of offensive and defensive platoons and the end of the regular appearance of the two-way player. If we expand our analysis of Pro Football Hall of Fame snubs out four more years, looking at players who played primarily from 1920-1949 rather than 1920-1945, you can add the…

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