When Saturday Mattered Most

Army no longer plays Navy the Saturday after Thanksgiving but with the holiday looming it remains a good time to praise Mark Beech's book When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season Of Army Football. The book involves Army's 1958 football season when the team dominated the nation's sports pages and was the last time it reached a number one ranking. It ended the season ranked third with the only blemish on its record a 14-14 tie against Pitt.

Springfield's Bill Carpenter, the famous Lonesome (or Lonely as he preferred) End is prominently featured in it.

The book is well-written with many historical tidbits and will easily capture and hold the interest of those  who care little about sports.

I fully expect a movie or mini-series based on it.


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  • 11/21/2012 10:54 AM Caveman wrote:
    Thnk You for the review. I will check it out. Football before 'roids.
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  • 11/21/2012 2:02 PM Bill Sr wrote:
    One of the best sports books I ever read. It brought back great memories. I was a fan of most of the characters mentioned including Blanchard and Davis. I'll go see the movie.
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