Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football

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Sports Illustrated Books
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6.3 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
KOSTYA KENNEDY, is the author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. Both were New York Times Bestsellers and both earned the Casey Award as Best Baseball Book of its respective year. A former senior writer and assistant managing editor at Sports Illustrated, he is now an editorial director at Time Inc. As an on-air commentator Kennedy contributes regularly to the MLB Network, MSNBC and other news outlets. He teaches at New York University's Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business and has taught journalism at NYU and Columbia University. He has edited several books, including The Hockey Book and 2015's Super Bowl Gold: 50 Years of the Big Game.
"This riveting story about a high school football team is more than just the intriguing tale of a season. It's also the crucial examination of America's passion for our true national pastime, football."--Christine Brennan, USA Today
"We've read about concussions and worse in the NFL and colleges, and now Kostya Kennedy examines the game at a high school rich in pride, tradition and battle scars. He paints a thoughtful, big-hearted picture of an old-school coach, players whose passion can overwhelm their judgment, second-guessing parents and yesterday's heroes, ranging from a violinist to a convict. 'Make your moment memorable, ' one alum tells the team. It is Kennedy, however, who does the most with that advice."--John Schulian, editor of Football: Great Writing About the National Sport
"Takes the energy of Friday Night Lights to a new stage and shows us what comes from playing the game at the center of a great moral debate."--TourÉ
"In a time of football discovery, as we amass evidence for and against the dangerous, exhilarating game, Kennedy reports from the high school sidelines. He's a reliable witness for both sides, offering a clear, thoughtful reflection that will help parents and fans to arrive at a crucial verdict: Should I let my kid play?"--Nicholas Dawidoff, author of Collison Low Crossers
"An echoing book about what football is about: hard-thought facts and heart. Kennedy has plenty of both. Reading him is essential for those who love the game."--Terry McDonell, author of The Accidental Life