February 21, 2011
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The Man Who Defined Modern Football
(Tampa, FL) - Each and every day, we hear about athletes making "game-changer" plays. However, it's not often we learn the personal life histories of the people that defined the games. In John Greenburg's book "The Grand Old Man: Amos Alonzo Stagg", Greenburg offers an up-close and personal look at the life of legendary Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg whose 71year career set the example for all who play and coach the game of football.
Stagg's unparalleled career spanned 7 decades... he coached until age of 98. He coached more football games than either Penn State's Joe Paterno or former Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden.
He was the greatest baseball pitcher of his time and was offered contracts by every National League team. He was one of the founding fathers of the American Football Coaches Association, the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference. Stagg was also among the initial class of inductees to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the roundball game and helped lead America's Olympic movement. The highest honor a football coach can be given is the "Amos Alonzo Stagg Award".
"I would rather lose every game than to win even one unfairly." - Amos Alonzo Stagg
On and off the field Stagg was known as "Mr. Integrity." He was an advocate for liberty, morality and religion; while fighting against the evils of alcohol and tobacco and speaking out for women's rights.
Greenburg's admiration of Stagg and his love of football are evident in this intensively researched biography.
"College football has changed so much since Stagg was on the field. There are more games, more bowl games, and will continue to change. However the legacy of Stagg is something that won't change, as it's the foundation of the game that I love." says Greenburg.
The latest chapter in the Stagg legacy is the recent news that the Big Ten Conference will award a "Stagg-Paterno trophy" to winner of Big Ten Championship Game at Indianapolis in December, 2011.
"Sportsmanship is a delightful fragrance that people carry with them in their relations with their fellow men." - Amos Alonzo Stagg
Amos Alonzo Stagg is the most significant figure in all of sports. He is someone that all players, coaches and fans should know about. Greenburg hopes the story of this Football Icon will inspire all that read the book "The Grand Old Man:
The Grand Old Man: Amos Alonzo Stagg is available as an ebook at Amazon.com and in paperback at mirasmartShop.com. Autographed copies may be purchased by sending a check or money order for $12.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling to: John Greenburg, P.O. Box 186, Dunedin, Florida, 34698
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