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Alex Boyd on the books in the news. A quick look at newly published material and books of current interest. Your host is Alex Boyd in the serials department at the University of Illinois at library. Let me begin by setting the record straight. I love football. I willingly risk total blindness every year between September and January by sitting as close as possible to the largest TV screen preferably color I can find. Hopefully absorbing every thrill of every play in every game I can cram into a weekend. Yet I found the strength of my affection for the sport. Well at least for big name players trained upon reading Jerry Kramer is instant replay published by world publishing. Granted Jerry cream is a great football player and a highly literate and a vigil. Granted also from the sales of this book many people feel him to be a good if not a gifted writer. At least 20 is writing about football and football players. Although all of this may be true I wish I'd continue to know Jerry cream up all pro. Maybe best ever defensive right guard for the Green Bay Packers and never encountered Jerry Kramer capitalistic wheeler
dealer TV star Iraq the A-Team football jock. I guess I'm still naive enough to believe that the attainment of money is not the end result of a good football game. Aside from this however Jerry Kramer has written a totally absorbing richly detailed study of a paralysed team and a game of fantastic popularity. The Green Bay Packers in 1967 won their third straight NFL championship and second straight Super Bowl. This was truly an extraordinary team. The result of a fusion of good players and a fantastic coach. True Packer fans will undoubtedly get misty eyed and choked up reading about the love and warmth which was felt among the Packers in 1967. This relationship laid the groundwork from which coach Ben Lombardi crashed into champions. Kramer leaves little doubt that in any analysis of the team with cited a part Muslim body that seems to have been since 1950 a strange love hate relationship between the players and the coach not having read Lombardi's book Run to daylight yet. I don't know his side of the story but as
Kramer characterizes him he's a cross between a tyrant and a fairy godmother. Although I'm sure crane would never use those terms. Somebody was the complete coach. He knew men how to control and lead them and how to weld them into a winning combination. He would count as calmness no racial problem such as yourself other teams. Nor was there any hazing brookies and theoretically there was never an injured player as claimed this way Islam body was a candle of Roberts when it came to quick healing. One thing them body did do and well was to work his team hard grain mistakes that no other team pro-football works as hard as we do of course know the team when so often either Kramer rolled instant replay during the 1967 season by tape recording two or three evenings a week. His thoughts actions and reactions to the events of that season. These recordings were later edited by Dick Schaap a writer who has written about other sports heroes such as Mickey Mantle and Paul Horning. Kramer had been a member of the Packers for nearly
a decade 967 which roughly coincided with the reign of Vince Lombardi and Green Bay supremacy in professional football. The real meat of the book then is in the insights that Cramer supplies about other players good and bad. Other games won and lost and anecdotes and intimate details and the workings of the team. This aspect of the book makes for the most enjoyable reading for crime is very successful in bringing the fable idols of went to TV screens and perspective as believable human beings. Of course he is most honest and candid about himself seemingly self-assured and self-confident. He realizes and faces his inadequacies his doubts and frustrations his jealous jealous ness the younger players coming up one of whom will eventually replace him. And for Mr. media to share these feelings he's equally candid about the other aspects of his life his many business deals and his family. But it's always obvious that he can never quite get away from football. Perhaps the reason this book has been so successful is because of the honesty and depth that Cramer
brings to his appraisal of himself and his team. Regardless of whether you're a follower of the game or Green Bay Packer fan reading instant replay will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. This has been books in the news prepared and presented by Alex Boyd and sponsored by the Illinois State Library. This program was distributed by the national educational radio network.
Books in the news
Instant Replay
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In program number 385, Alex Boyd talks about Jerry Kramer's "Instant Replay."
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A quick look at newly published material and books of current interest.
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