Fantastic book! It gives an excellent account of Roughrider and CFL events of the 1960s and 70s from the unique perspective of a player who loves the game of football. George leaves no stone unturned about the club’s operation, its coaches, players and fans, and his relationship to each. With the assistance of other great CFL personnel (mostly players), the reader is treated to many passionate interpretations of events that are both informative and emotionally touching. I grew up in Regina during the Ronnie – George – Hughie era and yes, I kind of worshipped all the Rider players. But, thanks to George’s book, I now know that in addition to all the good times they experienced as players, life (both on and off the field) was often extremely difficult for them and their families … especially for black players. In a very humble yet upbeat fashion, George talks about why he choose to stay with the Riders, make Saskatchewan his home, and become active in community organizations.
I would like to thank George for writing this book and being so honest in his presentation. He continues to make the Rider Club and Saskatchewan people proud!
December 1, 2011