The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football
"Woody Hayes was bigger than life and remains so to many Ohio State fans. Bob Hunter, a perceptive and objective observer of the Buckeyes for more than three decades, also reveals the iconic coach, still revered a quarter century after his death, as so much more."-Rusty Miller, retired Ohio sports editor, Associated Press "A big part of college football is the lore, and few schools are richer in it than Ohio State. In Saint Woody, veteran Columbus sports columnist Bob Hunter details the sung and unsung men, games, and controversies that make Buckeyes football a magnificent obsession for millions. If you ever wondered if Woody really went for two against Michigan 'because they wouldn't let me go for three' or how snowy was the Snow Bowl, this is the book for you."-Bill Livingston, sports columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even the most expert of Buckeye fans will learn more about Ohio State football, Woody Hayes, and others connected to the great tradition than they knew before opening Bob's book!"-Paul Keels, play-by-play announcer, Ohio State-IMG Radio Network
Bob Hunter is a retired sports columnist for the Columbus Dispatch. He is the coauthor of The Buckeyes: A Story of Ohio State Football and author of Chic: The Extraordinary Rise of Ohio State Football and the Tragic Schoolboy Athlete Who Made It Happen and Buckeye Basketball.
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Religion? Chapter 2: Genesis Chapter 3: The Martyr Chapter 4: The Prophet Chapter 5: The Messiah Chapter 6: The Shrine Chapter 7: The Graveyard Chapter 8: The Wizard Chapter 9: The Greatest Game Ever Chapter 10: The Greatest Coach Ever? Chapter 11: The Snowiest Game Ever Chapter 12: The Trailblazer Chapter 13: Saint Woody Chapter 14: The Rivalry Chapter 15: The Cogs Chapter 16: The Hero Chapter 17: Brother Earle Chapter 18: The Season Chapter 19: The Survivor Chapter 20: Satans Chapter 21: The Forgotten Chapter 22: The Beloved Chapter 23: Fallen Heroes Chapter 24: The Benefactors Chapter 25: The Rituals Chapter 26: The Secret Chapter 27: Gospel Writers Chapter 28: A Season from God Chapter 29: The Greatest Games Chapter 30: Former Saint Tress Chapter 31: The Flock Bibliography Index About the Author