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eBook For Love of the Game: The Holy Wars of Millsaps College & Mississippi College Football epub

by Jim Fraiser

eBook For Love of the Game: The Holy Wars of Millsaps College & Mississippi College Football epub
  • ISBN: 0970552106
  • Author: Jim Fraiser
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Football (American)
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mississippi Sports Council, Inc.; 1 edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 311 pages
  • ePUB size: 1146 kb
  • FB2 size 1339 kb
  • Formats doc lrf lrf docx


The Holy Wars of Millsaps College and Mississippi College Football. A football series begun in 1920, canceled due to riots in 1960, and miraculously renewed for a September 2, 2000, game in Jackson's Veterans Memorial Stadium. This is the story about the most heated college football rivalry in the South, one so intense it was dubbed Holy War with manic beanie fights, raids of each other's campus, downtown Jackson fistfights, and the life-threatening riot in 1960 that forced the end of the series.
Comments: (4)
porosh
Great story! Unbelievable how serious these people take their football. Come on, two church-affiliated schools getting so involved in their football teams that they riot and put people in the hospital, and then have to quit playing each other...for FORTY YEARS?! I'm a huge football fan, but these people are absolutely whacko! I may skip watching my USC Trojans and fly across the county just to see these two Division III schools play. (Yes, I plan on bringing my gas mask and riot gear.)
Kelezel
The subject matter of this book was fascinating, but I just found the telling of it left me wanting. The first three-quarters of the book is a dry re-telling of history, much of it not particularly relevant to the rivalry. And was there no attempt to revive the football series for 30 years after it was cancelled? There's no talk of it in the book and if it didn't happen, it should be noted. It seems unlikely that nobody wanted to revive it.
Runehammer
When visiting my family in the deep south, my father highly recommended this book to me. As I am not that big of a football fan, I did find the rivalry between the two schools so violent it seemed almost unrealistic. The most exciting aspect of the book game from the two young men on the cover. As highschool team-mates and buddies the book follows their emotions and mindset in preparing for the game as they are now enemies. Excellent book.
Hunaya
I find the book thoroughly packed with excitement. Grand story of two bitter rivals. If you are a college football fan, this is a must read. This game is on my list to see this year in Jackson.
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