July 10, 2004

Roll Tide

As readers of the Mrs. Frinklin's blog know, she has connections. Exactly what or who they are I can't devlulge but suffice it to say, she often gets galleys, pre-release versions of upcoming books. She found one today that she thought I might like. Goodness was she right. The book, coming out in August is Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey into Fan Mania, and anyone who really loves sports and the crazy things we fans do should get it.

The author is Warren St. John, a native Alabaman and Crimson Tide fan who went on to Columbia, and eventually the New York Times. He's still a diehard Tide fan, and he decided to find out what makes the truely freakish fan tick.To do so he bought himself an RV and followed the Tide around. His book is frequently funny, often touching, and I am devouring it. Even better, come August St. John will be blogging at RammerJammerYellowHammer.com, following the 2004 version of the Tide. Again, if you're a true fan of any team in any sport, you'll understand this book. These are our people.

Posted by Frinklin at July 10, 2004 12:17 AM
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