- By RayBentley

Driftwood

  • Title: Driftwood
  • Author: RayBentley
  • ISBN: 9781943706
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Driftwood In the world of sports football is still king From Pop Warner up through the pros people just can t seem to get enough of their gridiron gods Nowhere is this truer than in Buffalo New York where t

    In the world of sports, football is still king From Pop Warner up through the pros, people just can t seem to get enough of their gridiron gods Nowhere is this truer than in Buffalo, New York, where the fans are desperate for a winner The Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association NAFA have teased and tortured their fan base for well beyond a decade.In the world of sports, football is still king From Pop Warner up through the pros, people just can t seem to get enough of their gridiron gods Nowhere is this truer than in Buffalo, New York, where the fans are desperate for a winner The Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association NAFA have teased and tortured their fan base for well beyond a decade Long past is the franchise s heyday in the mid to late 90s when they lost four consecutive Mega Bowls However, this just may be the year 2015 Jack Driftwood, a 17 year NAFA veteran all with the Blizzard , is back for number 18 and one last shot at Mega Bowl glory But the Blizzard haven t been to the playoffs since Driftwood s rookie year when they lost in a blowout in Mega Bowl 33 Blizzard General Manager Donald Allen Fegel Jr, through a series of shrewd moves and backroom dealings, has brought the franchise back from the dead and into contention Team owner Gerald Wainscott III is no spring chicken, and he has recruited his daughter Gerry to take over the franchise when he is gone Gerry s arrival throws a wrench into the lives of both Driftwood and Fegel, but for entirely different reasons Driftwood and Fegel clash on and off the field in a truly no holds barred fight to the finish Yet they each desire one thing above all A Mega Bowl victory for the city of Buffalo.

    1 thought on “Driftwood

    1. Jack Driftwood is an experienced linebacker for the Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association (NAFA). As he approaches the end of his professional career, his major role is to groom the young prospect Steven Stark. But things are not looking good for Jack and the team. His speed isn’t the same and many are questioning if he’s still useful for the team, in spite of the trust deposited on him by Howard Ivy, the veteran head coach. The team’s owner, Gerald Wainscott III, 93 [...]

    2. This is a First Reads review.Ray Bentley was a linebacker who played for among others, the Buffalo Bills, so it stands to reason that his first adult book would feature a linebacker who plays for a football team in Buffalo. I really appreciate that he went to the trouble of making his own league, the North American Football Association, rather than writing around trademarks, (the League, the Big Game, and so on). His experience gives the reader a realistic look at a locker room, language and al [...]

    3. I struggle with this one -- both the amount of time reading it and wanting to rate it higher. I liked the football insights and strategies, that was a great addition to a sports novel. I really struggled with the writing style and, mostly, the language. I mean, I get it - it's written by a football player, about football players; it's probably realistic. It was just a lot of foul language, and my brain really shut off when I hit my least favorite word in English to describe a woman - one that I [...]

    4. I really wanted to like this book more than I did. The narrative showed real promise in the first few chapters but then it just started to go on and on with these pointless, unnecessary descriptive passages and entire chapters that seemed completely superfluous; the pacing comletely ruined. The characters were fully fleshed (if sometimes one-dimensional) and the plot was marvelously engaging. But I found myself wishing someone had gone to the trouble of editing it so it read less like a retired [...]

    5. Outstanding writing, you can actually feel Driftwood experience when he is giving advice to Steven, this one is so young that his behavior is perfect for his age. Jack really wants to take his team to the playoff and win the Mega Bowl. The names of the institutions are great to avoid original ones, they are catchy. If you like football I recommend you this book, you will see it from another perspective.

    6. Excellent narrative of the games. I almost picture the stadium full of fans. This is the first book I read about football and it was awesome. The author knows this sport very well and he could put the different situations of the game in lines, besides he also add a very interesting plot where the team management is uncertain and that added some spice to the book. Very creative

    7. Who doesn’t love football? Great book. I will love to see a movie about it, Driftwood has to struggle with Fegel for the team because he knows that if Fegel owns the team it is going to be a disaster. Reading this book you will experience a very good story that mix the game with the private life of the characters. Nice plot.

    8. Very interesting story about this fantastic sport. I love football and this story makes me see beyond the game. It is very exciting to experience how football players’ lives are. The book is very well written and Gerry seems to be very hot, I understand why Fegel is trying to get her and the team. Great story fellas.

    9. A giveaway winner for me! I enjoyed this story, probably because I lived thru the four Super Bowl attempts by the Buffalo Bills, which this story is based on. It is nice reading a story written by one who has actually participated in the plot and whose writing accurately reflects that knowledge.

    10. This is something that you will enjoy for sure. I love the development of the games, because they are very exciting. You get to experience some marvelous touchdowns. On the one hand Driftwood is a really good player but he knows is not getting any younger, hence he wants to win the title before retirement. On the other hand Stark has a bright future if he play his cards well. I enjoyed it a lot.

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