Friday, May 10, 2013

Football, A Memoir

Football: A Memoir
by Bernard Mendillo
published by Bernard Mendillo, 2011
ebook ISBN: 978-1-61397-681-4 

Most of us have something we look forward to when the work week is done. Some hobby that captures our attention, takes us out of the everyday grind and provides entertainment and activity and just plain fun. For Bernie Mendillo, that was football.

Some sports fans are watchers. They appreciate the game from afar, rooting for their teams, of course, but still somewhat removed from the hard hits, the cold weather and the field dynamics. While Bernie and family were big fans, right there in front of the TV for the big games of their football heroes, they weren't just couch potatoes. The need to play was visceral.

They were so into football that they created their own league,