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Sayers : my life and times
Sayers, Gale
Adult Nonfiction GV939.S23 A3 2007

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Sayers, an NFL Hall of Famer, was a running back for the Chicago Bears in the 1960s, noted for having an elusive running style unlike anyone else's. He became an even greater pop culture figure because of the spectacularly successful 1971 TV movie Brian's Song, adapted from his autobiography (with Al Silverman), I Am Third. It depicted the moving relationship between the quiet African American Sayers and his ebullient Bears roommate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer. Sayers's second book, authored with Mitchell (Cubs: Where Have You Gone?), is, unfortunately, much less stimulating than his first. It is uneven and jumps around illogically from chapter to chapter. He focuses on how athletes need to "prepare to quit" during their careers so that they can live successful, fulfilling lives. It is an admirable message for which Sayers is a fine role model, but most readers would prefer more focus on Sayers's years with the Bears and his views of notable opponents and the NFL today. For Chicagoland libraries only.-John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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