CFL Stars Hit the Books

"Matt Dunigan and Bob Ackles, two Canadian Football League Hall of Famers, are going to battle it out on the bookstands this fall with their autobiographies.

Dunigan's book, co-written with Vancouver journalist Jim Taylor, is tentatively named Goin' Deep, The Life And Times Of A CFL Quarterback, (Harbour Publishing). The book, which the current football commentator said is 75 percent written, has the makings of a sensational read based on some of the topics that will be revealed. Two of those topics include the concussions that ended Dunigan's 14-year career and his turbulent year as a general manager/head coach of the Calgary Stampeders.

Ackles, the president and chief executive officer of the B.C. Lions, has co-written his book with another Vancouver journalist, Ian Mulgrew. The book is titled Waterboy (Wiley Publishing), and details Ackles' career in football, beginning with his first job as a waterboy with the Lions at the age of 17 in 1954. The book spans more than 50 years in football." ...

By Perry Lefko

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Wow these both look like great reads! Thanks for the heads up Earl!

I hope to pick up a copy of each, no prob. I think it is great that Sportsnet has landed Perry Lefko, interesting.

Thanks Earl, I knew about Ackle's book, but not Dunnigan. I will have to put both on my wish list!

Pre-ordered both books last night (the Dunigan book on Amazon.com and the Ackles book on amazon.ca). Both are reasonably priced for hardbacks, especially the Ackles book.

It'll be along wait until the fall when they come out, but I'm definitely excited about checking both out.

Just pre-ordered both. Wish I could get them both from Amazon.com, but oh well.