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Pigskin Rapture

Four Days in the Life of Texas Football

Mac Engel - Photographs by Ron Jenkins - Foreword by Troy Aikman


Pigskin Rapture team captures the sights, sounds, and smells of a state smitten with football, from K-D’s Barbecue in Midland, to the rarefied air of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s private box in AT & T Stadium. Here, too, are the more subtle and occasionally unseen manifestations of Texas football culture, such as a homeless man who resides on a practice field in Houston; the cavernous remains of the Astrodome; the proud high school where Andrew Luck played; the Australian woman who made the Cowboy’s cheerleading squad, having never watched an NFL game; and the hangover a West Texas town continues to endure nearly three decades following the publication of Friday Night Lights.

With hundreds of stunning full-color photographs and meticulous reporting on the games and events, this book provides both die-hard and casual football fans everything they need to feel part of the action! « less more »
Globe Pequot Press / Lone Star Books
Pages: 240Size: 9 x 11 1/4
978-1-63076-241-4 • Hardback • August 2016 • $26.00 • (£17.95)
978-1-63076-242-1 • eBook • August 2016 • $18.99 • (£12.95)
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.
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.
“Engel, a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Dallas’ Jenkins, whose photos have been published worldwide, take the reader of a fun-filled journey that captures the heart and soul of Texas football. Just as they did it.” – Lone Star Literary Life