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    • Muck City

    • Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
    • By: Bryan Mealer
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The loamy black "muck" that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables, often on the backs of roving, destitute migrants. Many of these were children who honed their skills along the field rows and started one of the most legendary football programs in America. Belle Glade's high school team, the Glades Central Raiders, has sent an extraordinary number of players to the National Football League - 27 since 1985, with five of those drafted in the first round.

    • Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
    • By: Bryan Mealer
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Bob Edwards Show, Bryan Mealer and John Feinstein, December 13, 2012

    • By: Bob Edwards
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Football is the most popular sport in the United States, from the NFL all the way down to the Pop Warner leagues. In Belle Glade, Florida, high school football is more than a popular pastime; it’s a path to salvation. In the new book, Muck City, Bryan Mealer tells the history of Belle Glade. It rose from swampland, carried an empire of sugar, collected thousands of migrant laborers from several countries, and now produces a bumper crop of talented football players. Then, a discussion of the year 2012 in sports with columnist and author John Feinstein.

    Regular price: $2.95