Minnesota sports legend Bud Grant tells the story of his remarkable life as a player and coach in this rich firsthand account. From surviving polio in childhood to a shining college sports career and playing both basketball and football professionally, and from coaching a championship-winning Canadian team to leading the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls, Grant shares his personal perspective for the first time in this autobiography with entertaining detail and refreshing openness. The book recounts his experiences with star players and gives the inside story on Grant's controversial retirement in 1983 and his return to the sideline in 1985. Minnesota sports lovers will also enjoy Grant's reflection on his own idiosyncrasies, including his famous love of cold-weather football and banning of sideline heaters, and his postretirement life spent devoted to environmental protection and being an outdoorsman.
Front Cover Title Page Half Title Copyright Dedication Contents Foreword by Sid Hartman Introduction by Fran Tarkenton Coauthor's Note 1 Superior Kickoff 2 A Happy Kid 3 The Armistice Day Blizzard 4 Invasion of Alcatraz 5 University Life 6 Going Pro 7 Grey Cup Champions 8 Border Crossing 9 Early Vikings 10 Deep Purple 11 Retirement and Return 12 My Home Away from Home 13 The Great Outdoors 14 My Special Animals 15 Changes to a Great Game 16 A Return to the Purple? 17 Canton 18 Loves and Passions of My Life Afterword The Grant Legacy by the Grant Family Appendix Career Statistics.
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