Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known
and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who
was the “Gipper,” this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname
has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement
since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his
story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task
taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack... more...