Baylor-McCallie Featured In New Book On Football Rivalries

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The storied rivalry between Baylor and McCallie is featured in a new book published by Amazon.com and First Street Books. The Dirty Thirty was written by Tom Ward and focuses on "America's greatest high school football rivalries."

The Dirty Thirty is available on both Amazon and Kindle, and will later be out in stores.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Dirty-Thirty-ebook/dp/B00A7Y6576/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353071243&sr=1-7&keywords=The+Dirty+Thirty

The Dirty Thirty "profiles the top football rivalries in America...from Texas to California to Ohio to Massachusetts to Georgia. You will learn which school's rivalry is so intense that a wedding rehearsal was held in the parking lot to avoid missing the game. You will learn which school has their quarterback bark out signals in Hebrew. You will learn which rivalry had players spending the eve of the game in the homes of opposing players families. A portion of the proceeds goes to Meals On Wheels of Pickens County, South Carolina, where former NFL Coach Sam Wyche has helped greatly with The Dirty Thirty and has turned a great rivalry into a higher cause."


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