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5 Books to Read in Celebration of (or instead of watching) the Super Bowl

5 Books to Read in Celebration of (or instead of watching) the Super Bowl

5 Books to Read in Celebration of (or instead of watching) the Super Bowl

1 - Still in the Game: Finding the Faith to Tackle Life’s Biggest Challenges by Devon Still

From the publisher:

Be proud of your scars. They’re signs that you survived whatever tried to break you.

For Devon Still, life has been a journey from one scar to the next. From one challenge to the next. His is a story of pushing through pain and overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizes—of choosing to fight for the sake of his family, his community, and his faith.

Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon’s tireless devotion in helping his daughter, Leah, learn how to “beat up cancer.” But in these pages, Devon takes readers behind the headlines to reveal the deeper story of what prepared him for that fight.

Still in the Game is Devon’s declaration that our challenges reveal our purpose, that our scars make us stronger, and that no loss is too great to stop our comeback!

2 - Untamed: Clemson’s Dominant Path to the National Championship

From the publisher:

Untamed is the inside story of Clemson's dominant 2018 football season and second national championship in three years, featuring stunning action photography, stories, and analysis from The Greenville News and the Independent Mail. There was no holding back the Tigers in 2018. Clemson's triumph over rival Alabama in Santa Clara capped a historic 15-0 season. Behind breakout freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a stout defense, and a strong rushing game, Coach Dabo Swinney's team emerged as one of the nation's powerhouses with statement wins over Syracuse and Florida State before topping Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship game to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff, where they trounced Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl to set up the Championship Game rematch with Alabama. From the nail-biter against Texas A&M to the transition at quarterback to the ecstasy of the championship celebration against the Crimson Tide in 2019, Untamed is the perfect souvenir for any Tigers fan. This commemorative edition also includes features on Lawrence, Travis Etienne, the stellar defensive line, and more!

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Untamed: Clemson's Dominant Path to the National Championship
By The Greenville News, Independent Mail

3 - The Journey to the Top by Zach Lentz

From the publisher:

A recap of the Clemson Tigers journey to the college football playoffs. From the preseason to the quarterback controversy, beating the South Carolina Gamecocks five straight seasons, winning a fourth straight ACC title and making the College Football Playoff for a fourth straight season, this book is a chronicle of the entire 2018 season.From behind the scenes stories to game recaps and more, this is the must-have book for Tiger fans and football fans alike.

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The Journey To The Top
By Zach Lentz

4 - Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds by Nick Foles

From the publisher:

Get ready to defy the odds when everyone’s counting you out.
When the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans―and commentators―assumed the Eagles’ season was over.

Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench and, against all odds, led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in history.

How did Nick get it done―winning MVP honors, silencing the critics, and shocking the world? How did the man who was on the verge of retiring just two seasons earlier stay optimistic and rally the team to an astounding win? How did he stay ready despite numerous trades and discouraging injuries, able to step up in the moment and perform at the top of his game?

Believe It offers a behind-the-scenes look at Nick’s unlikely path to the Super Bowl, the obstacles that threatened to hold him back, his rediscovery of his love for the game, and the faith that grounded him through it all. Learn from the way Nick handled the trials and tribulations that made him into the man he is today―and discover a path to your own success.

5 - The Time Was Right: Untold stores of a small town’s greatest athletic era by Kyle Goings

From the publisher:

Incorporated in 1909, Orland isn’t much different from other rural towns in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley. Life happens just a tad slower, nut orchards line the sides of country roads for as far as the eye can see, and high school football games are still played under the lights every Friday night. Yes, things in this small farming community seem to have gone unchanged for some time now. There was a time, though, when the town buzzed with excitement and livelihood - a time when its athletic teams matched up with and defeated some of the west coast’s biggest sports powerhouses. In the 1950s and 60s, the Orland Trojans ruled the land. These are their untold stories.

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