Rave Reviews Log: Sports Stories

November 02, 2011

The Underdogs

By Mike Lupica
Sport: Football
Rating: 3 3/4 stars

In yet another heartwarming story, we meet Will Tyler, an extremely talented wide receiver.  Will is upset because his small town is dying a slow death, with few jobs, and the town is saying they don't have enough money to fund his football team.  Will gets the brainwave to write to New Balance to get his team sponsored, and they step up, but finding enough members for the team?  That's another problem.  Then finding a coach?  Yet another one.  But Will doesn't give up. And when he finally gets his team pulled together, he is going to make sure they don't give up either, not until they make the champsionship game.  If you've read any other Mike Lupica books, you pretty much know how this is going to end, but that doesn't make it less sweet.  A satisfying story with plenty of football action.


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