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by Ted A. Kluck

Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Outdoor Sports
Author: Ted A. Kluck
ISBN: 1599210436
ISBN13: 978-1599210438
Language: English
Publisher: Lyons Press (September 1, 2007)
Pages: 248
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In the sometimes chaotic world of minor league sports, no team in the first year Great Lakes Indoor Football League endured more problems than the Crunch

In the sometimes chaotic world of minor league sports, no team in the first year Great Lakes Indoor Football League endured more problems than the Crunch. But through all of the adversity, the players somehow managed to stick together and finish the season.

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He participated in the first game as a long snapper for two extra point attempts. Paper Tiger:One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football. Retrieved March 26, 2012. Kluck wrote a book called, Paper Tiger which captured the entire 2006 season from a player's prospective. Despite the team's lackluster 4-6 record, the team qualified for the playoffs as the league's 4th and final seed. The team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Port Huron Pirates by a score of 74-3. Despite the team's struggles on and off the field, Eric Gardner was named the inaugural GLIFL Defensive Back of the Year. 2006 GLIFL standings.

Former college football player Ted Kluck had a dream: to return to the playing field and try to stir the dying embers of his athletic prowess. He decided to try and sign on with a professional team-in his case, the Battle Creek Crunch of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League.

His next two books, Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football and Game Time: Inside .

His next two books, Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football and Game Time: Inside College Football released in September, 2007. Why We're Not Emergent (by Two Guys Who Should Be) was released by Moody Press in 2008 and won a Christianity Today award for Book of the Year in the church/pastoral leadership category. Ted has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary and taught writing courses at the college level. He lives in Grand Ledge, MI with his wife Kristin and son's Tristan and Maxim. He's a frequent speaker at conferences and events.

Ted Kluck is the author of many books, on topics ranging from Mike Tyson to the Emergent Church. Both "Why We're Not Emergen"t and "Why We Love the Church" (with Kevin DeYoung) won Christianity Today Book of the Year awards, and "Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football" won a Michigan Notable Book award in 2008. His work has also appeared in ESPN the Magazine and Christianity Today.

Paper Tiger: One Athletes Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2007

Paper Tiger: One Athletes Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2007. Game Time: Inside College Football, Lyons Press (Guilford, CT), 2007. Contributor to periodicals, including Sports Spectrum and ESPN The Magazine; also contributor to Cyberboxingzone. SIDELIGHTS: For his first book, sports writer Ted A. Kluck chose the controversial former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson as his subject.

Everybody Can Change: A Critical Cinematic, Philosophical, Socio-Political, Theological Literary Analysis of Sylvester Stallone’s Seminal Work, Rocky IVA Downloadable White Paper, E-Book Presented Free of Charge by Gut Check Press™ By Ted Kluck and Zachary Bartels August, 2010 gut check smackademic™. Both Why We’re Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) wonChristianity Today Book of the Year awards, and Paper Tiger: One Athlete’s Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Footballwon a Michigan Notable Book award in 2008.

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Former college football player Ted Kluck had a dream: to return to the playing field and try to stir the dying embers of his athletic prowess. He decided to try and sign on with a professional team--in his case, the Battle Creek Crunch of the Great Lakes Indoor Football League. Here's how he describes the results of his first practice:[BEGIN EXT design: indent this paragraph both sides]"Post-practice, my body is a bas-relief road map of pain. I am purple from shoulder to elbow and my arms sport an interesting array of little polka-dot welts (from the mesh practice jersey) and Field Turf abrasions. There is a nice, purplish bruise around the outer portion of my right eye and if my wife harbored any excitement about sleeping with a professional athlete, then it is for naught. My plan is to not be touched by anyone for any reason, for several days. Sexy." [end EXT]Part Paper Lion and part Bull Durham, this book tells the story of the dreamers and the world-class athletes with promise who never quite made the next step.
Comments to eBook Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football
Uranneavo
PW's review, while not negative, spills precious ink across finite page complaining about Ted Kluck's inclusion of seemingly "mundane" details. What music was playing, what the players are doing to kill time, what they eat at gas station stops, etc. Apparently this is all unnecessary, boring information. WHAT???

Yeah, good call PW. Why set the mood? Why develop characters? Why make the reader feel like they're experiencing this WITH the author?

As a matter of fact, that's exactly what makes this book so damn great. I could never endure a single practice with the animals fleshed out in this book, but I feel like I lived the whole thing. What Bill Bryson does for small town America and the Appalachian Trail, Ted Kluck does for the world of regional professional football. And along the way, we share in Kluck's childhood dreams of being a bigtime pro athlete, which are fading, but not quite gone. I think we can all relate.

Great read. 5*/5*
Uanabimo
Ted Kluck's book, "Paper Tiger," is a well written account of the 2006 Battle Creek Crunch indoor football team. In the sometimes chaotic world of minor league sports, no team in the first year Great Lakes Indoor Football League endured more problems than the Crunch.

But through all of the adversity, the players somehow managed to stick together and finish the season. Even though the season was rapidly deteriorating before their eyes, the team managed to earn a playoff spot in spite of an absentee owner and no paychecks.

"Paper Tiger" is filled with humorous stories of the colorful coaches and players on the team that season. The roster was a mix of former NFL and Arena Football League players, as well as guys who simply wanted to recapture their high school or college football playing days.

Kluck played defense for the Crunch and was a long snapper on the team as well. But at the age of 30, he struggled to comptete against larger, younger and faster players. In one way, however, he was just like every other player on the team. He, too, simply wanted a chance to play football, one more time.
Rivik
If you wonder why some people can never give up playing football (or chasing windmills?), Kluck's "Paper Tiger" provides plenty of insight. His writing is honest - whether it's about dealing with himself, his teammates, or his wife and family.

The story is excellent - contains a lot of the craziness that Bruce Feldman's "Meat Market" so good - I don't think you can miss with this one.
Dranar
Ted Kluck gets inside the game of indoor football and we don't ever want to get out. Anyone who's been associated with the game and even those who aren't will appreciate this book. Indoor football is a distinctly American invention and Ted captures it all. The road trips, the fans, the pagentry - and there is that. Make sure you get this book.
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