The Republic of Football



Anywhere Football Is Played, Texas Is The Force To Reckon With Its Powerhouse Programs Produce The Best Football Players In America In The Republic Of Football, Chad S Conine Vividly Captures Texas S Impact On The Game With Action Filled Stories About Legendary High School Players, Coaches, And Teams From Around The State And Across Seven Decades.Drawing On Dozens Of Interviews, Conine Offers Rare Glimpses Of The Early Days Of Some Of Football S Biggest Stars He Reveals That Some Players Took Time To Achieve Greatness LaDainian Tomlinson Wasn T Even The Featured Running Back On His High School Team Until A Breakthrough Game In His Senior Season Vaulted Him To The Highest Level Of The Sport While Others, Like Colt McCoy, Showed Their First Flashes Of Brilliance In Middle School In Telling These And Many Other Stories Of Players And Coaches, Including Hayden Fry, Spike Dykes, Bob McQueen, Lovie Smith, Art Briles, Lawrence Elkins, Warren McVea, Ray Rhodes, Dat Nguyen, Zach Thomas, Drew Brees, And Adrian Peterson, Conine Spotlights The Decisive Moments When Players Caught Fire And Teams Such As Celina, Southlake Carroll, And Converse Judson Turned Into Texas Dynasties Packed With Never Before Told Anecdotes, As Well As Fresh Takes On The Games Everyone Remembers, The Republic Of Football Is A Must Read For All Fans Of Friday Night Lights.The Republic of Football

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Republic of Football
  • Chad S Conine
  • 09 July 2017
  • 9781477303719

10 thoughts on “The Republic of Football

  1. says:

    In The Republic of Football Legends of the Texas High School Football Game, author Chad Conine does not take the typical approach that one might expect There s no ranking of what coach, what player, or what game is most important, and there s not a top ten list in sight Everything Conine writes is about successful teams and people and the periods within which they found success.Through interviews and a great deal of research, Conine shows the back up to those success stories and digs to get to the root of each story Why did it happen What things came together to allow for that person s team s coach s success There are times in the book that Conine interviews someone who has made it big in the NFL, but in the interview, those people always return to their beginnings in high school Conine also digs into the sometimes unlikely stories about why big changes happened like Art Briles s story of being head coach at Hamlin High School for the 2A playoff football game in 1984 Briles s carefully researched plan failed that night, but he t...

  2. says:

    Great book on High School football in Texas The chapter about Grant Teaff was bs.

  3. says:

    I received a free copy of this book for my honest review on Lonestar Literary Blog Tours It s no secret that I am a sports fanatic One of my favorite pasttimes and family gatherings is when we are all watching a sporting event I grew up watching Football and during my high school days, I didn t miss a single game unless it was out of town You can say football is a huge part of my life You can also imagine my extreme jubilation at getting the chance to read The Republic of Football I thought Republic of Football was going to just give me a chronological order of football culture in Texas That is not what I got and I loved it I got to read about some huge games that helped to create the culture of winning and perseverance in their hometowns I read about the underdog player knowing he needed to put in tons of work and effort to one day make it as a head coach Getting to experience firsthand about high school football teams coaches and their eras was than I had hoped for One chapter that really stuck with me was THE GAME which was played after the JFK assassinati...

  4. says:

    The Republic of Football is a journalistic style collection of football facts, statistics, stories, and anecdotes, ranging from the 1940s to the early 2000s Chad S Conine captures the spirit and over the top excitement of the phenomenon that is Texas high school football.Even if you re not a fan of football, you will easily be swept up in the accounts of grit and great plays that put teams and rising stars on the path to becoming champions While the book is obviously filled with statistics, Conine factors in the human side as well He shows how some teams struggle and claw their way to the top, while other teams rocket toward those trophies at lightning speed.Every chronicle in this book is different, but they all have many things in common What impresses me the most are the high school boys coming into their own on the Texas gridiron These stories are about football, but they are also about young boys building character through discipline, hard work, patience, camaraderie, and respect for the teams, the coaches, and themselves These kids learn how to handle defeat and mistakes with dignity and determination to improve and win These kids are playing a sport they love, and many go on to play in college and the NFL Many take that hard learned work ethic into other professions as well These stories show the long lasting and far reaching effects of the game.The Texas sized pride for high school football jumps off each page as coache...

  5. says:

    I loved this book There are 41 stories which flow from one to the next This is the non fiction equivalent of a great Maeve Binchey book I hop that Mr Conine tries his had at fiction he s a great writer He made me care about teams I loved, teams I don t care about and rivals of my high school.

  6. says:

    Awesome book Perfect for anyone who likes a good story Even better if you re a fan of football and the behind the scenes of the making of our football legends I m fascinated by their high school stories It s an engaging read and makes for a great gift Well done, Conine

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    Review coming soon at

  8. says:

    Excellent, in depth look at high school football in a place where it is religion Very well done.

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