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PILLARS OF THE NFL: COACHES WHO HAVE WON THREE OR MORE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pillars of the NFL examines the football lives of the legendary coaches who hoisted the game upon their shoulders and won the most NFL Championships. Who were these men? How did they succeed? Some toiled in the early days of professional football and some later, but all made vital contributions. The NFL pillars took the weight of their teams on their shoulders in a way that allowed light to shine on players and fans—creating the greatest game in sports history. ...more



SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT — BOOK 2
Sports and Faith: More Stories of the Devoted and the Devout - Book 2 is a personal chronicle of Chicago Bears Senior Director Patrick McCaskey that looks back at decades of spiritual enrichment and life lessons from athletes, coaches, religious and everyday people. McCaskey recalls the stories of those who strived to make the cut on and off the field—plus people who left comfortable lives to serve the underserved in extraordinary ways. ...more



SPORTS AND FAITH: STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT
Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout is a personal chronicle of Chicago Bears Senior Director Patrick McCaskey that looks back at decades of spiritual enrichment and life lessons from athletes, coaches, religious and everyday people. ...more



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Sports and Faith Book 2


Sporting Chance Press to Publish New McCaskey Title



PATRICK MCCASKEY SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT includes plenty of stories of great athletes from current professionals like Jeremy Lin and Josh McCown, to legendary athletes like Stan “the Man” Musial and Bob Cousy. We spotlight some great teams with lots of heart and courage. We look at Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle teams that are portrayed in a new motion picture “When the Game Stands Tall.” And we spend some time with people like Tom Monaghan whose huge philanthropic concerns are known throughout the world. We look at the University of Notre Dame, St. Michael’s Norbertine Abbey, and other institutions that have a long religious history. We plunge into a few Bible stories. We take a look at some of the McCaskeys whom you might find interesting. And the book included a few of Patrick McCaskey's humorous poems.


We took on some sad developments. In this edition of Sports and Faith we look at the recent tragedy in Kabul where three brave men, Dr. Jerry Umanos and John and Gary Gabel were killed in cold blood. All three died at the foot of the cross. We also look at the Washington Illinois tornado and the people who helped remediate the sufferings. And we also look at Brent Masters, Matthew Lightner, and Grant Desme—three promising athletes who have followed in Father John Smyth’s role of lifetime service.


SPORTS AND FAITH: MORE STORIES OF THE DEVOTED AND THE DEVOUT

ISBN: 978-0-9819342-6-6, 248 pages, paperback, May 2015 Will be sold at selected book stores, Amazon, and the publisher's website.






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