Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

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Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

Postby Pakalolo » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:34 pm

Sounds like a great book to me. You just have to be a CFL fan. The more CFL books, the better.
Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs
For three decades the Toronto Argonauts were a national joke: a team that not only lost most of the time, but usually did so in embarrassing fashion. The franchise bottomed out in 1981 with just two wins. But 1981 was not a complete disaster because, even while finding new and more creative ways to lose, the Argos were assembling many of the key components that helped the franchise return to excitement in 1982 and Grey Cup glory in 1983. Thirty years after that long-awaited triumph, Bouncing Back takes readers on a wild ride through the three eventful and mesmerizing years that culminated in the 1983 Grey Cup, from crushing humiliations through sensational resurgence and finally the ultimate triumph.

By Paul Woods

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-woods/bou ... 83101.html

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Re: Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

Postby 294life » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:48 am

Loved it. Well worth the buy.
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Re: Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

Postby Pakalolo » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:15 am

ot this off the Argo forum.
I sure would love one.

For those who are going, I will be selling my book on the 1983 Argos (Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs, http://bouncingbackbook.ca) before the game on the west concourse on Powerhouse Lane.

Five bucks from the sale of each book goes to Play Action minor football in Hamilton. http://www.ticats.ca/page/playaction_minorfootball

This is all thanks to David Watkins, who worked for the Argos in 1983, was interviewed for the book and is now a member of the Tiger-Cats front office.

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Re: Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

Postby ArgoDave » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:41 am

I'm reading it now, enjoyable bit of history. A great read for any Argos fan or general fan of the CFL.

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Re: Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs

Postby 294life » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:15 pm

ArgoDave wrote:I'm reading it now, enjoyable bit of history. A great read for any Argos fan or general fan of the CFL.

Ticat fans have someone help you with the bigger words. :tease: :wink:


you mean like 'eliminated' ? That's a biggie. :rotf:
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