Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
By Ross Bernstein
Forewords by: Paul Giel & John Randle
Pages: 192 (Hardcover Coffee Table Book)
About The Book
Minnesota's football history comes to life in "Pigskin Pride," which includes more than 450 photos. Featured in it are literally thousands of this past century's greatest professional, semipro, collegiate, and high school teams, along with hundreds of biographies and stories of their star players - all chronicled in one amazing package. From the Vikings to the Gophers, and from the St. Thomas Tommies to the St. John's Johnnies - its all here. Not only is there a complete history of high school football in Minnesota, there is also an exciting year-by-year account of the states annual Prep Bowl as well. There are even chapters on all of MinnesotaÕs college and university teams, as well as on all of the states MIAC, NSIC and NCC schools. In addition, there are features on the evolution of the women's game, semipro football, arena football and so much more! Learn about the six Gopher National Championships, the four Vikings Super Bowls, and even what it was like to be a part of the upstart NFL back in the 1920s with the old Minneapolis Red Jackets and Duluth Eskimos. Hundreds of wonderful stories, along with countless personal memories from the stars themselves dot the canvas of this epic tale. From Bernie Bierman to Bud Grant, and from Fran Tarkenton to Daunte Culpepper, "Pigskin Pride" truly celebrates one of our states greatest treasures - the sport, lifestyle and state-of-mind of football.