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A sports aficionado and author of more than 40 books, Rich Wolfe collects warm anecdotes and vibrant magazine covers into one volume that tells the venerated story of University of Michigan football. Leave the tome under holiday vegetation to be picked up by kids or family sportscasters, who will soon thrill to tales of Michigan glory recounted by former coaches and players as well as lifelong fans. Recollections include accounts of the 1997 championship football team and the time Tom Brady poured Gatorade on a live wolverine. Reprints of every Michigan feature on the cover of Sports Illustrated grace the pages of the book in their full-color glory, alongside images from Life and Time. Wolfe's cell-phone number is also inscribed in each copy, allowing readers to leave him voicemails and text him photos of the football they constructed out of shoelaces and pork rinds.
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Nobody can say sports enthusiast Rich Wolfe isn't prolific. Despite his inability to type, the author has published 50 books, all without the use of a computer, the Internet, or Joe Montana, who's been ghostwriting John Grisham's novels since the early '90s. Wolfe's books, many of which center around college and professional sports' most-notable teams and coaches, typically include vivid covers, color photos, and personal explorations of how sports intersect with life. Though he usually doesn't put his name on the cover, the author does put his cell phone number in each book.