Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Book Review: Little T Learns to Share

I realized halfway through practice today that I was passing to tackling dummies. I figured the receivers were just playing a trick on me by not catching any balls, and being shaped like bowling pins. Anyway, after about 2 hours of drills I realized I was by myself on some field somewhere. Since nobody really noticed me, I took off.

On my way home I stopped at the nearest Barnes and Noble to pick up a book about cattle, when I noticed T.O.'s new book "Little T Learns to Share." I decided to purchase it, and let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed.

I've read T.O.'s other books ("Catch This!" and the self titled "T.O.") but this one trumped them all. None of that "over-intelligent" words bullshit. This one was just sweet pictures, easy to read large text, and clear morals. It's a real page turner, and by the end, honest-to-god, I was crying. That's right, Future Hall of Fame quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, moved to tears. I can admit it.

I've decided to write a review of the book, and different lessons that Homo could take from this wonderful graphic novella. (Warning: This review contains spoilers. If you haven't read the book yet, I suggest you take this time to order the book from Amazon. Do NOT keep reading.)

The novella begins as the titular character "Little T" receives a brand new football as a gift from his proud mother and father. So happy with his brand new ball, Little T does not want to let anybody play with it. Chapter one ends with Little T playing ball by himself. (Note: There are no defined chapters, I just placed them there as I saw a break in the flow of action)

Moral: If you do well, you get a football. If you lose against the Washington Redskins, a team I beat 27-10, you get a loogie in your shoe. That's just how things work.

Chapter two begins with our protagonist "T" realizing he can't play football by himself. Ultimately, he decides to share the football with his friends. He has more fun playing with them, than he did playing by himself. He finally understands the value of sharing. Such a poignant moment.

Moral: Keep throwing into double coverage like that, and teams with decent secondary's will pick you off all day long. You think the Colts are gonna let you air out 30 yard wounded ducks to Crayton? You're in for a world of pain, Homo. A world of pain.

Chapter three is just an about the author, it talks about T.O. and stuff. No real moral there.

Anyway, I picked up an extra copy to give to Homo before Sunday's big game against Indy. I figure this will be his last game as starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and will have plenty of time to read it next week.

All right, I gotta go. I see my little kids eyeing the book, but I wanted to read it a couple times before I go to sleep. Children these days... no respect for their parents.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew: I feel your pain, and I know Coach Parcells will soon realize the error of his ways and return you--the future HOF QB with 3839 completions and 251 TDs--to the starting lineup. (By the way, I think you are being gyped on the total TDs by the official NFL stats keepers, as I am sure plenty of your Int's have been TDs as well).

However, you are getting older, and even as great as you are you cannot play forever. Do you think in six or seven years you would be ready to take a young QB under your wing and teach him things? I heard that Coach Jones has his eye on a young QB from Dillon named Matt Saracen.

He reminds me a bit of THomo, b/c he is not too smooth with the ladies and throws plenty of ducks, and I am pretty sure he closes his eyes before he throws. But he reminds me of you, too, b/c he does seem to have "it" and his teammates respect him, so I think he is destined to follow your footsteps to Dallas and then on to Canton.

Of course, he is only a HS soph, so I am guessing 7 years before he is in camp and following you like a puppy. Do you think you would have the patience to stick around that long and teach Matt the ropes?

PS. Matt likes burgers, too. Next time you are in Fort Worth, let's go to Railhead. Do you like bar-b-que? I hope so, b/c you might be gay if you say no.

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew, I'm ashamed that you did not take the time to write about me losing my job like you did for Byron, I was trying to reach out to you so we could share our pain and hatred for our new QB's. I even offered you free burgers, so screw you then.

I'm going to go cook up some HOT DOGS. YEAH THAT'S RIGHT! HOT DOGS!

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew:

First, thanks for the great book report. Let us know what Tony thinks of the book.

What a great day for Cowboy nation . . . Emmitt Smith won Dancing With The Stars. I knew that all of the great fans of America's team would come out and vote. Do you think this outcome will encourage more ex-Cowboys to participate in Dancing With The Stars? Tony has some trouble dancing around defenders in the pocket at times, but do you think he would be able to take America by storm dancing with a star?

9:51 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Careful, careful. You might end up cooking burgers for those tacling dummies if you aren't paying attention. That's just a shameful waste of meat. I'm just sayin'.

12:39 PM  
Blogger whiskytangofoxtrot said...

Long time reader, first time poster...maybe T.O. should write a book called "Little T learns to catch the fucking ball before planning his end-zone dance". I'd buy THAT piece of crap before some doofy kids book.

1:06 PM  

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