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Wanna read Amanda Ottaway's book?
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Finished it last night. An excellent read. The best book about Davidson athletics that I've read. To be honest, it is the only book I've ever finished about Davidson athletics. Very fun read. I hope that Otto and her teammates will continue to be involved in the program. We now have a better coach. The AD change will almost certainly be for the better. Concussion protocols are better. Overuse/abuse injuries from practicing on the upper courts should be reduced. And we are playing in a better conference. I expect slightly better fan support now that we have a team that is fun to watch again. I'm passing the book on to Cobb.


Oooh, some would think that sacrilegious.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't make it all the way through Nik's little book on free throw shooting or Ben Allison's book on playing in the US?

Not even The Shot?

Not even the two relevant chapters in My Losing Season?

I keep forgetting to look for Amanda's book at the two stores here. It sounds like it deserves a place on my "local color" shelf.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't know about Nik's book. Or about Ben's. Read a lot of Kruse's book, but not all of it. Too soon. Probably always will be. Did read some of Conroy's book, but no where close to all of it. I read all of Otto's book and kept looking at the rosters and media guides of those seasons to make sure I had the right faces in my mind when I read about her teammates.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to reading her book.

Since I'm not trying to shoot free throws and am not a Brit wanting to play college basketball in the US, I'm obviously not part of the intended audience. But I did enjoy reading them. Ben's book begins with his experience underneath MSG before a game.

One time when my old roommate was here, he was reading the Conroy book. I got a copy not too long thereafter and read it. Two chapters in the book deal with the two games they played Davidson his senior year. The chapter titles are "Lefty Called My Name" and "Davidson." A lot of the non-basketball parts of the book deal with his and his siblings' eventual reconciliation with their father. I didn't read the book or see The Great Santini. It is beyond my comprehension that any man could be so weak/cowardly as to beat up his wife and children. (And I tend to be of the in vino veritas school when it comes to blaming alcohol.) I realize it is not that uncommon, but luckily I never had a professional situation to deal with. My level of hatred is a moral failure on my part, I realize. I'm glad there are people who are capable of trying to help. Anyway, I don't think I could make it through the movie, much less the book.

Gerdy as far as I know is the most prolific author among former players, but I've not read any of his books.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where’s the book now?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Cobb.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i77cat wrote:
Bill Cobb.
He has time to read?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the college store on Thursday with a visiting classmate. While he was shopping for apparel, I went upstairs to see if they had Amanda's book.

The display of Davidson-related books was nowhere in sight, and the whole level is in textbook mode preparing for the imminent return of students.

The guy in the office told me that he had never heard of her book, and searched for it on his computer. He said that is something they definitely should carry, and he would see into it once the textbook crunch was over.
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