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Mar 31, 2009 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

The Crunch by Pat Toomay
Written by former Dallas Cowboy and Oakland Raider Pat Toomay, The Crunch is a candid, amusing and occasionally terrifying account of life as an NFL player in the bruiser-era 70s. Set long before the huge salaries, marketing machines and protectionist rules, it took a special player to survive under the stern gaze of Tom Landry. If you saw North Dallas Forty, then The Crunch is the real-life equivalent.

Once A Runner by John L Parker, Jr.
Originally published on a limited print run in 1976, this cult classic is finally being republished for wide release. Credited as one of the few fictional works that truly gets inside the mind of a professional runner, this underground masterpiece tells of a young aspiring runner who learns to live by the motto “Go after the fire, not the smoke.”
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