• Big Bubba: The Life of Charles "Bubba" Smith

    “Everything’s Bigger in Texas!” That saying held true when Charles “Bubba”Smith was born in a little town outside Beaumont and grew to be 6’8”, 300 pounds with the physique of a gladiator. BIG BUBBA contains the colorful, candid memoirs of Bubba Smith’s life, the life of a man who reached super-stardom as an NFL legend and then went on to enjoy a prolific career in commercials, TV, and movies -- most notably as the endearing giant of a police cadet, Moses Hightower, in the successful Police Academy movies. From humble beginnings, he grew up under the strict guidance of his football coach father and his loving mother, a woman who went from chopping cotton to earning a doctorate. BIG BUBBA runs the gamut of emotions from jaw-dropping shock to laugh-out-loud humor and heart-warming stories involving family, friends, and other players and actors. These memoirs, told in his later years, reveal stories and details Bubba had never before revealed, since he said he wanted to “Put it all out on Front Street,” one of Bubba’s favorite expressions. You might be shocked, you may laugh or cry, but you will certainly be entertained by these memories of a man who lived his life on a level above most of us.

    • Brand: Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    • ASIN: 1479396788

  • Michigan State Football: They Are Spartans

    Michigan State University's football history is overflowing with famous, interesting, and colorful figures. From Gideon "Charlie" Smith, who in 1913 became one of the nation's first black collegiate players, to George Webster, the "Greatest Spartan of All Time," to Morton Andersen, who still holds the Big Ten record for longest field goal-they are all Spartans. Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Lorenzo White... the list goes on. Added to this list of tremendous players are legendary coaches like the "Biggie" Munn and Duffy Dougherty. And who could forget the famous 10-10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 or the Rose Bowl victory over Southern Cal in 1987?Spartan tradition is more than the coaches and players on the field, however, and Michigan State Football: They Are Spartans offers many rare images and long-forgotten anecdotes about how the program became a player on the national stage. The early days as a farm college team, the development into a football power as an independent, the successful struggle to join the Big Ten conference, and of course, the historic rivalry with a certain team from Ann Arbor are all recounted in the pages of this book.

    • ASIN: 1531618022

  • Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

    At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hundreds of outstanding players, many of whom became college All-Americans, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall of Famers, including NFL greats such as "Mean" Joe Green (Temple Dunbar), Otis Taylor (Houston Worthing), Dick "Night Train" Lane (Austin Anderson), Ken Houston (Lufkin Dunbar), and Bubba Smith (Beaumont Charlton-Pollard).Thursday Night Lights tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of African American high school football in Texas. Drawing on interviews, newspaper stories, and memorabilia, Michael Hurd introduces the players, coaches, schools, and towns where African Americans built powerhouse football programs under the PVIL leadership. He covers fifty years (1920-1970) of high school football history, including championship seasons and legendary rivalries such as the annual Turkey Day Classic game between Houston schools Jack Yates and Philli...

    • ASIN: 1477310347

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 1975 APBA Football 1974 Season - [Base] #BUSM

    1975 APBA Football 1974 Season - [Base] #BUSM - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: APBA Football 1974 Season
    • ASIN: B07KQXTTGF

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 1971 APBA Football 1970 Season - [Base] #BUSM

    1971 APBA Football 1970 Season - [Base] #BUSM - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: APBA Football 1970 Season
    • ASIN: B07KCY8S1R

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - Decade's Best #DB-SM

    2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - Decade's Best #DB-SM - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: Upper Deck College Football Legends
    • ASIN: B00Q86O3XU

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - Decade's Best #DB-SM

    2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - Decade's Best #DB-SM - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: Upper Deck College Football Legends
    • ASIN: B00H7RV9W2

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - All-Americans #AA-SM

    2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - All-Americans #AA-SM - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: Upper Deck College Football Legends
    • ASIN: B00H7RU69E

  • Bubba Smith (Football Card) 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - [Base] #11

    2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends - [Base] #11 - Bubba Smith

    • Brand: Upper Deck College Football Legends
    • ASIN: B00BQTINW6

  • 2011 Upper Deck College Legends Football Cards #11 Bubba Smith - Michigan State Spartans

    2011 Upper Deck College Legends Football Cards #11 Bubba Smith - Michigan State Spartans

    • Brand: Upper Deck
    • ASIN: B00BYJZOUW