In the introduction of Tales of the Florida State Seminoles Sideline, there's an anecdote about Bobby Bowden giving an interview to a reporter after a victory while showering, completely nude. This nicely sets the tone for the funny, honest, and unfiltered firsthand accounts legendary coach Bowden provides in this collection of Seminole tales.
Wayne Edwards' straightforward yet enthusiastic delivery matches the tone of Bowden's stories perfectly, making for a listen as riveting as one of Bowden's signature locker room speeches.
“I’m not a good spectator. I want to play, and that’s the way I am. I would rather still be doing this if I can.” —Bobby Bowden
For 33 years, Bobby Bowden was the heart and soul of Florida State football. Now Seminoles fans of every generation will get to relive the glory and passion of Florida’s winningest coach in this edition of Tales from the Florida Seminoles Sideline. In this gripping narrative, Bobby Bowden and Steve Ellis bring readers right up to the sideline to experience pivotal moments in Florida’s football history.
From Bowden’s first winning season to the national championship victories in 1993 and 1999, into the new millennium and beyond, Tales from the Florida Seminoles Sideline has it all. Bowden relives the pride and competition he felt as he faced his son in the famous Bowden Bowls, and shares his innermost thoughts as he revolutionized collegiate sports. Without a doubt, this is a must-have for any Seminoles fan.
You can tell he knows nothing about football or Bobby. So it makes it tough to listen to as the message comes across as inauthentic and disjointed.