A Game Winner of a Book
March 13, 2021
His McMurry University teams beat top-ranked programs because Coach Kimbrell taught his players they were better than they were, and they believed him.
During almost a half-century as a journalist, two sources have kept me informed on what was really going on.
- One was A Little Singin’ Birdie.
- The other was Deep Quote.
Both proved to be well connected.
In the know.
So not long ago, they spilled the beans about a book that was in the works.
Book about a basketball coach.
Hall of Famer.
Hall of Famer named Hershel Kimbrell, 448 game winner.
From out Abilene way.
The coach’s McMurry University teams “were mostly too small, too short, and too slow, perhaps, but they were the giant slayers, defeating top-ranked programs for one reason. Coach Kimbrell taught his players they were better than they were, and they believed him.”
Author of the book: Caleb Pirtle III, a Wordsmith Hall of Famer.
Pirtle bird dogged the story buzzer-by-buzzer. Final Score: 416-pager, coming Feb. 20.
Little Singin’ Birdie and Deep Quote know something of the book, Pirtle’s 81st.
Their collective judgment of “Never Afraid Never A Doubt?”
A game-winning, shot-clock beating three-pointer, from the most challenging line-of-sight spot on the court.
Their one-word size-up:
Roger Summer is the author of several books including Heart Songs from a Washboard Road. Please click HERE to find his collection of unforgettable short stories on Amazon.