Mercer Island, WA (Vocus) September 26, 2010
Decades ago, Colorado University (CU) had the most promising football team. They had won the Big Eight Championship for the first time in 1961, only to end up firing their head coach and entire staff by the following spring. Author Dick Taylor shares their history interspersed with his experiences in A Chip Off The Old Buffalo.
An autobiographical account, A Chip Off The Old Buffalo captures the author’s memories of his youth, being part of the football culture as it existed back then. He touches on CU’s previous success in football and how it fell apart. CU went from defeating Oklahoma, winning the Big Eight Championship, going to the Orange Bowl, and being rated seventh in the nation to firing all of the coaches, losing forty-plus players, being placed on probation for two years, and no games on TV.
When Taylor joined CU, he was recruited by the football team as it was rebuilding itself, trying to reclaim its former glory. Through his experiences, he realized that college football, as an institution, uses people in the most basic way possible. It takes the best athletes and processes them through a systematic climate designed to alter them for all time—not to their personal or society’s betterment, but for the sole purpose of exploiting their talents for the entertainment of the public. Today, an entire public-run organization worth hundreds of billions of dollars is focused on this activity.
Through A Chip Off The Old Buffalo, the author attempts to put the record straight from one person’s point of view. This is not intended to be a bible or an attack, but a description of what happened forty-five years ago and its consequences.
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A Chip Off The Old Buffalo * by Dick Taylor
Publication Date: September 23, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 506 pages; 978-1-4535-6418-9
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