Scathing expose of high school football, and those it hurts.
This was a great book!! Having graduated in 1988 i could really picture myself in this small town, as our small town is just as obsessed with our football team.I see alot of the same things happening in our small town as did Odessa's high school football team.Very interesting look behind the scenes also.
Odessa Texas isn't known to be a place big on dreams. But its high school football team, the Permian Panthers-the winningest team in Texas history-helps keep the hopes & dreams of this small town alive. Every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams come true. With frankness & compassion, H.G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms,
Odessa isn't known to be a place big in dreams. But its high school football team, the Panthers - the winningest team in Texas history - helps keep the hopes and dreams of this small town alive. Every Friday night from Sept. to Dec., the Panthers play football............