William Gildea
When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore: A Father and a Son, a Team and a Time
September 26, 2019 Comments.. 943
When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore: A Father and a Son, a Team and a Time William Gildea In this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Balti with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y A Tittle, and others Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when profeIn this personal and moving book, William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Balti with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Gino Marchetti, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Y A Tittle, and others Recalling his relationship with his father and the love they shared for a team, Gildea evokes the spirit of 1950s America, when professional athletes were workaday neighbors and community was than a political slogan This is a story, too, about the geography of the heart why something so simple as a team can arouse such emotional attachments, how a group of players with horseshoes on their helmets could have been part of the generational glue between parent and child Written with feeling and insight, this is an affecting tribute to a team and a time etched in memory.. When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore A Father and a Son a Team and a Time In this personal and moving book William Gildea blends reminiscences of his boyhood in Balti with profiles of famous Colts players such as Johnny Unitas Lenny Moore Gino Marchetti Raymond Berry A
  • Title: When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore: A Father and a Son, a Team and a Time
  • Author: William Gildea
  • ISBN: 9780801853791
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 Blog on “When the Colts Belonged to Baltimore: A Father and a Son, a Team and a Time

    1. Mahlon says:

      William Gildea s touching memoir takes us back to the halcyon days of 50 s Balti when football was king and giants roamed the earth, and sometimes even lived in your neighborhood The author and his father lived and died with the Colts in Memorial stadium on Sunday afternoons Drawing upon this wealth of boyhood memories, supplemented by interviews with Colt players as well as fans like himself He effortlessly weaves these various elements into a nostalgic tapestry that serves as both a fitting tr [...]

    2. Paul Haspel says:

      Where the Balti Colts of the National Football League once played, at horseshoe shaped Memorial Stadium on 33rd Street in North Balti, nothing remains One would never know that that empty grass oval near some apartment buildings was once a beating heart of Balti s civic life It was The World s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum a place where thousands cheered raucously on autumn Sundays for their gridiron heroes in royal blue and white Thirty years have passed since the Balti Colts shocked their home [...]

    3. Tom Gase says:

      This book seemed to go all over the place a little Sometimes I wasn t sure if it was on a kid growing up watching the Colts, or a kid growing up at a bowling alley I thought it strayed too much from the main part of the book The parts where author William Gildea talks about the Colts are very good and it was an easy read A little hint of the The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn in this one Kind of enjoyed Tom Cahallan s book Johnny U a little , but if you are a Colt s fan, then you ll enjoy this one [...]

    4. Jess says:

      Since I am a Indianapolis Colts fan I thought it would be good to read some history on the Balti Colts It was a long read, I ll say that much I enjoyed some of the stories about the old players, and reading about the NFL before it became a big corporate enterprise, however, at times the book began to drag on a bit It also read like a newspaper article in some extended passages.

    5. Len Knighton says:

      A wonderful book about an age in sports we will never see again The Colts were than just a pro football team they were very much a part of the community A must read for Balti Colts fans and football fans who remember that pro football did exist before the Super Bowl.

    6. Larry Prather says:

      I own this.

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