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BhamBengal
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"It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
For those who have read it, what are y'all's opinions of this book? Worth the purchase?


texastigerr
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Worth it.


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TIGRLEE
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Dude whined too much.
Decent read though.


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TigerWatch
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Yes.


tigerpimpbot
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
I saw some negative reviews in your other thread. I liked it as a one time read, although, I've never read any book more than once. It's a good book by an LSU alum football player who is a good sportswriter. It's not earth-shattering, but it's solid. I liked it.


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3HourTour
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
There's a whole chapter on David Woodley


ProjectP2294
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
It's melancholy. It's more about his transition into civilian life and dealing with no longer being an LSU football player.

I think a lot of people that read it when it first came out were disappointed in it because it wasn't really what it was marketed as.

ETA: I still enjoyed it. But I'm from Opelousas and know some of his family and have read almost everything he's written.
This post was edited on 1/23 at 9:45 pm


Redfish2010
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Good read but it's pretty whiney that's for sure


tigerman03
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
quote:

It's melancholy. It's more about his transition into civilian life and dealing with no longer being an LSU football player


This.

I expected more on his time playing ball at LSU. It was definitely geared towards his time right after. Still a good read. I blew through it extremely fast.


TampaBayTiger
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Good read, worth the time.


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TIGRLEE
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
I enjoyed the read about guy in Angola,,, think his name is Ramsey.


lsumailman61
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
If your a LSU football fan, it's worth the time to read.


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AustinKnight
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
I enjoyed it finished it last month after having it for a couple years. I thought he gave a great outlook on athletes who leave a sport that they love. But other than a few stories on other Tiger players Coach Mac and the Trojans game its mostly about him moving on and the difficulty because of the greatness he experienced as a player..

Which is obviously something most negatigers/positigers will not ever experience.

Including myself
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RhodeIslandRed
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Had it not involved LSU football then I'd have used it as a replacement for the Sears-Roebuck catalog in my outhouse.


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PhiTiger1764
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
I thought it was ok.. I agree with the general sentiment of the above posters


Jwodie
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
quote:

It's melancholy.


Good description of the book and I agree. He shares some interesting facets of his career but overall the book was very meh IMO.


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777Tiger
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Ditto, like someone said, if it wasn't related to LSU football, and other familiar things, it would not be worth reading. I don't know where he was in his career as a writer, but he's not a great writer (although I support all LSU alumni and wish them success.) Also, seems very depressed and whiny. Other than that, super book, I read it in an hour and a half.


Dr. Huxtable
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Good read. Probably can read it in a few days tops


GOP_Tiger
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
It's very much worth reading. It is indeed whiny at times, but that doesn't mean that it's not a good story. And the picture he paints of the program and Cholly Mac is moving.


faxis
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re: "It Never Rains In Tiger Stadium" -John Ed Bradley
Too whiney

Still good


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