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More Truth Than the Book
on February 7, 2012
I thoroughly loved this book. It mixes business with sports. The message in my mind is the society we build and what we value or presume to value. It is a compelling tale of a giant "freak" that should easily be recognized as an elite athelete but can be hidden in full view in an inner-city ghetto project. Underlying all of this is the need to protect the spear chucker i.e. the most valuable member of a football team and you have an interesting tale of the value of that person and willingness of backers and college teams to find these individuals. In a team game these atheletes have a gladiator's battle every snap count.
The book gets into much more detail of the need for this phenomenal athelete and why business is willing to pay him the most or the second most money on a football team. It is a fantastic read and a little disconcerting to see the divide in America between the haves and have nots. A great read as is Michael Lewis's other book Moneyball. It is a illuminating read to why such atheletes if they make it to the pros deserve such huge amounts of cash in a very short career.