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Fighting chance : an NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks
Moody, Fred.
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Publication Information:
Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [1989]

Physical Description:
368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
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GV956.S4 M66 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Hardcore football fans will enjoy this game-by-game, play-by-play commentary on the Seattle Seahawks' first division-winning season, in 1988, by a writer for the Seattle Weekly . These recapitulations are interspersed with musings on head coach Chuck Knox, conversations with players' wives, speculations about the American at traction to the pigskin and superstitious homages to the nature of chance (analyzing a series of reversals, Moody posits that football ``is a game in which men try to control a misshapen ball's irrational, unpredictable bounce by means of a rational, systematic plan of attack. Perhaps Knox had offended the game's gods by arrogantly insisting on the supremacy of reason, and was now being punished''). Moody is more convincing when he focuses on the gridiron, locker rooms or press conferences--his beat. His descriptions are saturated with details and statistics, and his behind-the-scenes reportage carefully observes the interactions of owners, coaches, athletes, fans and the press. Photos not seen by PW. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

A Seattle sportswriter gives a reportorial analysis of the Seahawks' 1988 season in a suspenseful rundown, game by game, of the drive to an American Football Conference division title and the eventual loss to conference winner Cincinnati. He comments candidly on the players, the team's changing ownership, and the coaches. Zeroing in on head coach Chuck Knox and prima donna linebacker Brian Bosworth, he dissects Knox's personality and his book Hard Knox ( LJ 12/88) and scorns Bosworth's The Boz (Doubleday, 1988). A good choice for the Northwest as well as for extensive sports collections.-- Morey Berger, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.