Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pigskin Rapture

PIGSKIN RAPTURE

Four Days in the Life of Texas Football

by

Mac Engel
Photos by Ron Jenkins
 
Genre: Texas Sports / Football / Photography
Publisher: Lone Star Books
Date of Publication: August 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 240

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You know what they say: Sunday in Texas belongs to God and football; not necessarily in that order. But game time now stretches well beyond Sunday, and Texas football is a phenomenon even bigger than the Lone Star State.
Over a magical four-day period in 2015, both of Texas’s NFL teams played at home on different days, a major high school rivalry played out on Friday night in West Texas, and a fierce regional rivalry came to the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
In this first-of-its-kind project, veteran sports journalist and photographer Mac Engel and Ron Jenkins captured it all, and then some: from an illicit tour of the sealed Astrodome, to the locker room at Houston’s Yates school, to the tailgate at the Texans game, to sidelines at Odessa Permian (of Friday Night Lights fame), to the vaunted heights of the guest suite at Cowboys Stadium, bringing to life an amazing cast of characters and scenes. What they find isn’t all glitz and glory – but it’s all riveting, and it’s all essential info for any football fan.


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Day 4, image 543: It’s a party in the tunnel as the Cowboys take the field against the Patriots at AT&T Stadium in October 2015, at the height of “Deflategate.” The game is chronicled in the Fourth Quarter of Pigskin Rapture, by Mac Engel and Ron Jenkins.

 



Mac Engel is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Since 1998, he has covered the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars, and Dallas Cowboys as well as colleges, high schools, and the Olympics. His Big Mac Blog was named the best blog in Texas by the Associated Press in 2012.
Fort Worth/Dallas–based contract photographer Ron Jenkins specializes in sports, covering the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks as well as NCAA, high school, and everything in between. His photos have been published all over the world, including in French sports magazine L’Equipe, premier German magazine Stern, and the USA’s Sports Illustrated.

  
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CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:
10/24
Page Preview 1
10/25
Review
10/26
Guest Post 1
10/27
Page Preview 2
10/28
Review
10/29
Guest Post 2
10/30
Promo
10/31
Review
11/1
Page Preview 3
11/2
Review
 



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