Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Gerri Brooks

Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told

Sports Publishing
Publication date: September 2014
ISBN: 9781613217498
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$19.99
Our price:
$15.99

You save: $4.00 (20%)
During his 27-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers, equipment manager Sid Brooks kept over 5,000 football players from appearing naked before their cheering fans. The first African American to hold the job of equipment manager in the NFL, Brooks’ job was to see that each player left the locker room in uniform. But the means to that end was far more complicated—and outrageous—than one would believe.This reissue of Tales from the Chargers Locker Room takes the reader aboard the elevator to B2, the basement of Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers locker room is housed. In that basement, the equipment department and trainers, affectionately known as "dungeon rats," ran the Chargers locker room. There, Sid Brooks became caretaker for all who crossed its threshold.In this book, Sid recounts stories unique to a life spent working behind the scenes in the Chargers locker room. He features stories about Chargers greats like Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow, Louie Kelcher, John Jefferson, Rodney Harrison, and Junior Seau. With an eye for detail, he recounts tales of spies sent out to capture the opposing team’s playbooks; the night the lights went out on Don Shula; wild cab rides with Fouts, Joiner, and Winslow; the zany pre-game rituals and idiosyncrasies of Russ Washington, Wilbur Young, Pat Curran, Woodrow Lowe, and others; rivalries born not on the playing field, but at the dominoes table; and plenty of pranks and good-natured ribbing.Rarely does a book offer more than a passing glance at what makes a football team a family. But Sid Brooks not only introduces the family here—he also invites the reader over for dinner.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2678 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.