At age thirty, Bob Cowser, Jr., is a happy husband, father, and English professor in upstate New York. But he senses that something is missing from the good life. He finds himself craving the exhilaration he felt as a young man growing up in sports-crazy Tennessee when he took the field for high school football games. In what is every Monday morning quarterbackas fantasy, Bob Cowser, Jr., revisits his glory days by joining the Watertown Red a Black, the countryas oldest semi-professional football team. Cowser drives the lonely sixty miles to try out for the team in Watertown, a former mill town of soldiers, corrections officers, and blue-collar workers that is a far cry from his leafy campus. As a rookie and an outsider, Cowser must work hard to earn the respect of these hard-edged men, some of them local celebrities. He must also find a way to balance the rigors of practice and game play with the demands of fatherhood, as his wife struggles to cope with a one-year-old son, a career, and a husband on the road. Can Cowser find a way to make the fulfillment of his childhood dream fit into real life as an adult?Thanks to the Cloce and Fadden families whokeptus in cars andkept them in good repair, and to John andNeta TaylorPost ... Finally, Ishould thank my Redand Blackand Trailblazer teammates and coaches Mike Britton and George Ashcraft for their ... Canton, NewYork February2004 About the Author BOB COWSER, JR.
|Author||:||Bob Cowser, Jr.|
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01|