It's an often-inspiring memoir of a half-century of family and football--the story of quarterback legend Archie Manning and his football playing sons, including Indianapolis Colts phenom Peyton, one of the National Football League's best young quarterbacks.
Archie Manning grew up in Mississippi, however, and race relations were a big enough issue in his mind that he devotes a good part of a chapter to the subject.
Archie Manning starts by saying he's "Old South" and proud of it, but he's no bigot.
In theology, Manning appears to have a streak of pantheism--she refers at one point to "looking at theology and spirituality from the perspective of the earth itself.
A former nun-to-be, a mother of two sons, a longtime teacher in Toronto Catholic schools, and now founder of a "Centre for Justice, Peace and Creation," Manning stubbornly remains in the Catholic Church in spite of her many captious objections to nearly everything the Church stands for.
Three handoffs later and Manning was done for the day.
I grew up a lot in that game,'' Manning said of UCLA's 25-23 victory.