Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room PDF ePub eBook

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Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room free pdf Take a bunch of nice kids, dump in gobs of fiery Italian seasoning, mix in copious measures of robust Augustinian teaching, and stir gently for four years. That's the winning recipe that transformed April Fool's Day 1985 into a feast for underdogs and everymen everywhere. March Madness maddened to the max that year with the crowning of perhaps the NCAA Tournament's most unlikely champion, the Villanova Wildcats. The most unlikely and perhaps the most liked team ever to win the championship, the Villanova kids won the nation over with courtesy and class more than jump shots and slam dunks. The NCAA final was supposed to be a slam dunk for Georgetown, the defending national champions. But 'Nova never buckled under "Hoya Paranoia," the fear factor that paralyzed most Georgetown opponents in the John Thompson era. Paternal coach Rollie Massimino drilled commitment, loyalty, and honor into his "family" as much as Xs and Os. The result was a poised, disciplined, and undaunted quintet who played what some have called the perfect basketball game in which they sizzled the cords with unprecedented 78.6 percent shooting accuracy. Wildcat icon Ed Pinckney, along with teammates and other members of Coach Mass's "family," relates the tale of how "Villa-nowhere," as the 'Cats were dubbed before April 1, fooled the whole world. This reissue of Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room is a perfect gift for fans of Villanova basketball!

About Ed Pinckney

Ed Pinckney was an integral member of the 1985 NCAA Championship Wildcats and has earned a retired jersey that hangs in the Pavilion rafters. As a collegian he was one of the finest players in Villanova history and was named Most Outstanding Player for his 16-point, six-rebound effort in the university's epic 66-64 upset of heavily favored Georgetown that secured their only NCAA title. A first-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in 1985, Pinckney played in the NBA for 12 years. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls. Bob Gordon has written for major publications in the United States and England. His previous works include books about beloved, overachieving Philadelphia teams like the 1960 Eagles and the 1993 Phillies. He is also a professional engineer with a successful consulting business, respected travel and restaurant writer, humor columnist, French tutor, and guitar teacher/performer.

Details Book

Author : Ed Pinckney
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
Data Published : 22 January 2015
ISBN : 1613217188
EAN : 9781613217184
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room free pdfTales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room

    Downloadable Book. Take a bunch of nice kids, dump in gobs of fiery Italian seasoning, mix in copious measures of robust Augustinian teaching, and stir gently for four years. That's the winning recipe