For those who like their athletes on the saintly side--meet Archie Griffin, Ohio State superstar and now a member of the...

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ARCHIE: The Archie Griffin Story

For those who like their athletes on the saintly side--meet Archie Griffin, Ohio State superstar and now a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Archie puts all those high-flying, loose-living, big-spending football heroes to shame. He stands full-square behind ""God, home and country."" So says narrator Diles. SO says Archie's former coach, that old tyrant Woody Hayes. ""He's so doggone humble,"" Woody extols, and of course that's meant to be a compliment. Diles almost swoons when contemplating Archie's goodness--his faith in education, his devotion to his family, his leadership of the Buckeyes on and off the field. ""There is not a single chink in his armor"" and ""he was the greatest of the great"" reports Diles, whose awe seems to have overcome his journalistic good sense. Will Archie at 5' 7"" become an NFL titan? Will sports fans tolerate so much unctuous piety?

Pub Date: Aug. 5, 1977

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1977