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Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football

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In a magical four-day period in autumn 2015, both of Texas s NFL teams played at home on different days, a major high school rivalry was set for Friday night in West Texas, and a fierce regional rivalry came to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football captures not just the action on the field but, perhaps more importan ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 26th 2016 by Lone Star Books
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Jamie (The Kansan Reader)
My edition: Kindle

Pages: 240

Series: Stand-Alone

Rating: 3 stars

Review: Texas... What comes to your mind when you hear Texas? Me, I think of the Lone Star state, Chris Kyle, the Alamo, guns, cute guys, oh and FOOTBALL.

Nothing and I do mean nothing has ever compared to Texas and football. I've been to many states and none have ever come close to competing with Texas. Yes other places get crazy about football but it's either college or pros or both that the state gets crazy. Now Texas, anything with
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Kyle Robertson
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I enjoy watching and reading about football, and I am from Texas. This book brought back childhood memories and spoke to my heart. Everyone knows that Texans religiously watch and/or attend football anytime it is played, most notably high school football under the "Friday Night Lights". As the author states, "The game of football is a language every Texan speaks, and it connects El Paso to Brownsville to Tyler to Sherman. The game becomes the dominating point of conversation in church, at lunch, ...more
Lance
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Football is as much a part of the culture of Texas as are oil rigs, barbecue, and cowboys (the kind in the Western novels). What the game means, at every level of play, to the state and its fans and teams is illustrated in this book that is well-written by Mac Engel and illustrated beautifully by Ron Jenkins.

The premise of book is a four day, four game trip taken by the authors in which they cover two professional games -Houston Texans on Thursday, Dallas Cowboys on Sunday - as well as a high sc
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Edwin Howard
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
PIGSKIN RAPTURE by Mac Engel reminds the reader of the vast, varied, and layered devotion to football that spans the state of Texas. Using 4 games (2 pro, 1 high school, and 1 college) over 4 days, Mac Engel, along with amazing photos by Ron Jenkins, shows the full array of football fandom and how it affects education, business, social events and even home life.
Engel divides the book in 4 quarters, with a quarter devoted to each game. The first quarter is devoted to a Houston Texans game, and
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Jenn
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy from LoneStar Literary Life*

"Basically, if you live in Texas, you're either playing football or watching it."

To say that I was excited to review this book is an understatement. I grew up watching all sports but the main one to our family has always been football. Mac Engel takes us on a four day journey of very competitive and noncompetitive football. Not only do we get to read about the four major games, we get to join him as he visits other games and towns. It's a great spri
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Ruthie Jones
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lone-star-lit
Pigskin Rapture is a unique coverage of four football games in four days across Texas, from pro to college to high school. Texas is football!

The book is organized like a football game, starting with the pregame and ending with a recap, with four quarters in between. Each quarter is a different game in a different city. Along with specific game highlights, Pigskin Rapture covers everything both on and off the gridiron, from tailgating to cheerleading, from local all stars to local cuisine.

Some of
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Christy
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Though I may not live in Texas, Texas football was a part of my life growing up. My dad was a huge Dallas Cowboy’s fan back in the days of coach Tom Landry. Back in those days families only had one television, so when dad’s watched sports, their little girls usually watched sports too…at least this little girl and her sisters did. I remember my dad loving the Cowboys and hating the Steelers. We cheered for the Browns too of course. I mean if you’re from NE Ohio, you’re a Browns fan through thick ...more
Lone Tree Reviews
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pigskin Rapture is one of those books that grabs you on the first page and won't let go until you have the entire book read! The pictures truly give you the bigger picture on what is going on within the story. You have to give these two guys credit for making a four day journey from Houston to Midland / Odessa and back to Dallas without missing a beat!

Just reading this book made you feel like you were at each one of the games being played and that's not an easy feat to do. You get that big city
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Margie's Must Reads
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is stunning. Four quarters, four days, a detailed story, hundreds of full color pictures depicting the highs and lows of football in Texas from high school to the NFL. With a foreword by Troy Aikman, this is book is a must have for all Texas football fans.
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Sucked, it downloaded only parts of the book to my kindle

I wouldn't reccomend this because it only downloaded parts of the book to my kindle and the words didn't fit on the screen!
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