The Games

To this day, there are confusing twists to Glenbrook North’s dramatic 19–13 overtime victory over East St. Louis in the championship game of the 1974 Class 5A playoff that haven’t been explained to everybody’s satisfaction and continue to leave others shaking their heads in disbelief. For example, e...

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Published in: Dusty, Deek, and Mr. Do-Right p. 109
Main Author: Taylor H. A. Bell
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Illinois Press 07-14-2010
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Summary: To this day, there are confusing twists to Glenbrook North’s dramatic 19–13 overtime victory over East St. Louis in the championship game of the 1974 Class 5A playoff that haven’t been explained to everybody’s satisfaction and continue to leave others shaking their heads in disbelief. For example, even players who were there wonder if the Western Union telegram that Glenbrook North coach Harold Samorian read during halftime really was sent by Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley. Or was it just another inspirational ploy by Coach Sam? “All Chicagoland is pulling for you to bring home the state championship. Ignore
ISBN: 9780252077319
0252077318
DOI: 10.5406/j.ctt1xcg0b.6