Saint Woody

The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football

Bob Hunter

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a national story for decades, with numerous national championships and National Football League draftees to their credit. With such a successful history, it's no wonder that the passion for Ohio State football has reached a level of devotion that has religious overtones.
Publication date:
August 2012
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612342009
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£16.99
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Overview
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The Ohio State Buckeyes have been a national story for decades, with numerous national championships and National Football League draftees to their credit. With such a successful history, it's no wonder that the passion for Ohio State football has reached a level of devotion that has religious overtones.

Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football is a Bill Bryson-style look at Ohio State football and the spiritual fanaticism that surrounds it. Bob Hunter tracks the development of this powerhouse program from its earliest days to its heights under Woody Hayes, the de facto king of Ohio State football. Hayes led the team to three national championships and a record of 205-61-10 over a twenty-eight-year period and was at the heart of the"Ten-Year War,” a particularly intense period in the infamous Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Hunter also looks at the present-day state of Buckeye football and their scarlet-and-gray clad followers, as well as their legion of detractors, who voted Ohio State as the "most hated” college team in a Yahoo! survey. America loves—and hates—a winner.

Irreverent, honest, insightful, and always entertaining, Saint Woody will appeal to anyone whose spirit has ever lifted when hearing that famous cry,"Go Bucks!”