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Robert Allen Book About Championship Season

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by blt_26, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. blt_26

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  2. joepoke56

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    Very Cool....every OSU fan will have to have this on the bookshelf
  3. superpoke

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    Since Robert works on the football broadcasts, I imagine any "behind-the-scenes" stuff will be tempered.

    Still, it's got to be better than the book Pat Jones did, where he only told glossed-over versions of game recaps - and conveniently stopped at 1988. That one was pretty useless.
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    Look forward to it coming out!
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  6. OSUFirepolak

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    If it's half as good as Cowboy Up it will be fantastic.
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    I'll definitely buy the book. Anyway we can pre-order??
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    Did you really think Pat was going to share the real story behind probation and his involvment??? He hasn't told the truth about it since day one...why start now?
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    Oh, in no way did I expect that. But I thought he might go into a bit more detail about other stuff, or talk about the difficulties he faced after the probation (the stuff we all seem to think he still has a grudge about).
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    I hope they have a good editor for the book, I have never been impressed with Allen's writing skills...
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    GoPokes articles by Allen have always be okay IMO. With a good editor I bet he could pen a book just fine. Not to mention the guy would be writing about something he is very passionate about which always makes for good reading.
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    That was my first thought as well. I'm sure he had an editor working with him. His passion for OSU really comes through in everything he writes, though, and I feel like this book will be really interesting. Looking forward to checking it out.
  13. Barnabas

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    Can this book be purchased online? I understand that it is now available.
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    Amazon.com for sure has it.

    Does anyone know where to find it in Tulsa?
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    I pre-ordered a few weeks ago on the OKLA Historical society's website. a little Google and you're there.
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    I think he said Steve's Sundry was going to have them.
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    I just looked on Amazon and did not find it.
  19. lagershead

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    The one time I do not think the pay-site would mind if I posted something from behind their curtain.

    (from Allen)

    In Edmond:

    Best of Books (Kickingbird Square)

    In Stillwater:

    Hall of Fame Booktrader (Hall of Fame between Duck and Main)
    Chris' University Spirit (Campus Corner)
    Student Union Bookstore (Starting sometime Friday)

    In Tulsa:

    Steve's Sundries (on Harvard)

    On Internet:

    oklahomaheritage.com

    amazon.com (By Saturday)
  20. OSUFirepolak

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    First four chapters down. Excellent so far.
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