Sunday, March 24, 2013

I’d Rather Be Wright (1974)

“Steve Wright played ball for Bear Bryant at ’Bama, for Lombardi at Green Bay, with Sonny Jurgensen of the Redskins, et al. He wasn't in a glamour position; as an offensive linesman, he had a fly-on-the-wall look at the pro football world of the late 60s and early 70s. I’d Rather Be Wright reads like a real version of the already realistic Peter Gent novels. If you want your athletes on pedestals, skip this book — but if you want to read about the real blood, sweat, booze, broads, pills, and road life from an earlier era of pro ball written by a guy with a wry self-knowledge and affection for the whole game, in spite of/because of everything — then this is for you.”
—Publisher’s book description 

The front and rear flaps. 

The back cover. 

Find your copy here.

I’d Rather Be Wright: Memoirs of An Itinerant Tackle
By Steve Wright
Prentice-Hall (1974)
204 pages