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Favorite Stories of Grantland Rice (The Sportsmen's Club)

one of the best known sports writers: his expressive writing helped to raise sports players to heroic status, often comparing the challenges of sports to mythic stories and the greater human condition.

52 old time radio show recordings
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"For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks - not that you won or lost -
But how you played the Game."
--from the poem "Alumnus Football" by Grantland Rice

Grandland RiceGrantland Rice is one of the best know sports writers of the Golden Age of sports. His expressive writing helped to raise sports players to heroic status. Of games and sports stories, he often compared the challenges of sports to mythic stories and the greater human condition. Unlike Bill Stern, who is best known for his riveting play-by-play presentation of sports, Grantland Rice seems to delve into the greater social and personal meaning of sports.

His memorable sports analogies speak to the human condition: "You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life" and it's not whether "you won or lost but how you play the game" which is repeated to little leaguers to this day. An accomplished and well-versed writer and authored a book of poetry, Rice wrote "Songs of the Stalwart" published in 1917. In his life, Rice befriended sports stars from the Golden Age of sports like Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones.

Grandland RiceBorn in Tennessee on November 1, 1880, Grantland Rice subsequently attended Montgomery Bell Academy prep school and Vanderbilt University. His career in sports writing began with Southeast newspapers like Nashville Daily News and Atlanta Journal. He relocated to New York City in 1911 and began writing for New York Evening Mail, New York Herald-Tribune, and New York Daily News. His articles were syndicated in over 100 newspapers. After a career in sports writing for 40 years, Grantland Rice died of July 13, 1954 of a stroke. He finished an autobiography shortly before his death, The Tumult and the Shouting.

This collection included dramatized sports stories are chosen by Grantland Rice from his personal collection of sports stories. In the 'extras' folder on the disk 2, there are some additional Grantland Rice recordings including: an episode from Bill Stern, Rice's appearances on the old time radio game show, Information Please, and a couple Biography in Sound recordings.

Drop in at the Sportsman's club and listen in to "yarn spinning" of the best and most exciting sports stories!

See also: The Grantland Rice Story

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    52 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 25 hours, 49 min
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    Volume 1 - 27 shows - total playtime 12 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Grantland Rice 431211 01 The Lady Was a Flop.mp3
    2. Grantland Rice 431218 02 This Football.mp3
    3. Grantland Rice 440108 03 The Hero.mp3
    4. Grantland Rice 440115 04 You Could Look It Up.mp3
    5. Grantland Rice 440122 05 Double For Trouble.mp3
    6. Grantland Rice 440129 06 Horseshoes.mp3
    7. Grantland Rice 440205 07 Second Wind.mp3
    8. Grantland Rice 440226 09 The Comeback.mp3
    9. Grantland Rice 440304 10 Old Indespensible.mp3
    10. Grantland Rice 440311 11 The Phantom Drive.mp3
    11. Grantland Rice 440325 12 Hurry Kane.mp3
    12. Grantland Rice 440401 13 The Road to Athens.mp3
    13. Grantland Rice 440408 14 Let the Chisel Ring.mp3
    14. Grantland Rice 440422 16 Harmony.mp3
    15. Grantland Rice 440429 17 The Road to Athens.mp3
    16. Grantland Rice 440506 18 Mister Conley.mp3
    17. Grantland Rice 440513 19 McGraw of the Giants.mp3
    18. Grantland Rice 440520 20 Dive, Brother, Dive.mp3
    19. Grantland Rice 440527 21 A Caddy's Diary.mp3
    20. Grantland Rice 440603 22 No Gloves For Jenny.mp3
    21. Grantland Rice 440617 24 Sandlot Phenom.mp3
    22. Grantland Rice 440624 25 Little Poison Ivy.mp3
    23. Grantland Rice 440701 26 Defending Champion.mp3
    24. Grantland Rice 440708 27 My Roomie.mp3
    25. Grantland Rice 440715 28 The Cockeyed Wonder.mp3
    26. Grantland Rice 440722 29 Fore!.mp3
    27. Grantland Rice 440729 30 Readin', Ritin' and Resin'.mp3
    Volume 2 - 25 shows - total playtime 12 hours 58 minutes
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    1. Bill Stern 491202 526 W Grantland Rice.mp3
    2. Biography In Sound 560214 41 Grantland Rice.mp3
    3. Biography In Sound 570409 86 Grantland Rice.mp3
    4. Info Please 420306 200 Grantland Rice.mp3
    5. Info Please 430426 Ford Frick Grantland Rice.mp3
    6. Grantland Rice 440812 32 Old Indenspensible.mp3
    7. Grantland Rice 440819 33 The Making of a Sportsman.mp3
    8. Grantland Rice 440902 35 Crazy Over Horse Mackrel.mp3
    9. Grantland Rice 440909 36 Rackety Rax.mp3
    10. Grantland Rice 441111 37 This Football.mp3
    11. Grantland Rice 441118 38 The Hero.mp3
    12. Grantland Rice 441125 39 Dive, Brother, Dive!.mp3
    13. Grantland Rice 441216 42 No Gloves for Jenny.mp3
    14. Grantland Rice 441223 43 Second Wind.mp3
    15. Grantland Rice 450113 46 Football Brains.mp3
    16. Grantland Rice 450120 47 Anything for a Pal.mp3
    17. Grantland Rice 450127 48 The Amateur Spirit.mp3
    18. Grantland Rice 450210 50 Get Outta the Game.mp3
    19. Grantland Rice 450217 51 Ring Gunner.mp3
    20. Grantland Rice 450224 52 The Biscuit Eater.mp3
    21. Grantland Rice 450317 55 Rinkfire.mp3
    22. Grantland Rice 450324 56 Getaway Money.mp3
    23. Grantland Rice 450331 57 Weep No More, M'Lady.mp3
    24. Grantland Rice 450428 61 Please Come Home, M'Lady.mp3
    25. Grantland Rice 450505 62 Gashouse Gang.mp3
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    52 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 25 hours, 49 min
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    Volume 1 - 27 shows - total playtime 12 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Grantland Rice 431211 01 The Lady Was a Flop.mp3
    2. Grantland Rice 431218 02 This Football.mp3
    3. Grantland Rice 440108 03 The Hero.mp3
    4. Grantland Rice 440115 04 You Could Look It Up.mp3
    5. Grantland Rice 440122 05 Double For Trouble.mp3
    6. Grantland Rice 440129 06 Horseshoes.mp3
    7. Grantland Rice 440205 07 Second Wind.mp3
    8. Grantland Rice 440226 09 The Comeback.mp3
    9. Grantland Rice 440304 10 Old Indespensible.mp3
    10. Grantland Rice 440311 11 The Phantom Drive.mp3
    11. Grantland Rice 440325 12 Hurry Kane.mp3
    12. Grantland Rice 440401 13 The Road to Athens.mp3
    13. Grantland Rice 440408 14 Let the Chisel Ring.mp3
    14. Grantland Rice 440422 16 Harmony.mp3
    15. Grantland Rice 440429 17 The Road to Athens.mp3
    16. Grantland Rice 440506 18 Mister Conley.mp3
    17. Grantland Rice 440513 19 McGraw of the Giants.mp3
    18. Grantland Rice 440520 20 Dive, Brother, Dive.mp3
    19. Grantland Rice 440527 21 A Caddy's Diary.mp3
    20. Grantland Rice 440603 22 No Gloves For Jenny.mp3
    21. Grantland Rice 440617 24 Sandlot Phenom.mp3
    22. Grantland Rice 440624 25 Little Poison Ivy.mp3
    23. Grantland Rice 440701 26 Defending Champion.mp3
    24. Grantland Rice 440708 27 My Roomie.mp3
    25. Grantland Rice 440715 28 The Cockeyed Wonder.mp3
    26. Grantland Rice 440722 29 Fore!.mp3
    27. Grantland Rice 440729 30 Readin', Ritin' and Resin'.mp3
    Volume 2 - 25 shows - total playtime 12 hours 58 minutes
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    1. Bill Stern 491202 526 W Grantland Rice.mp3
    2. Biography In Sound 560214 41 Grantland Rice.mp3
    3. Biography In Sound 570409 86 Grantland Rice.mp3
    4. Info Please 420306 200 Grantland Rice.mp3
    5. Info Please 430426 Ford Frick Grantland Rice.mp3
    6. Grantland Rice 440812 32 Old Indenspensible.mp3
    7. Grantland Rice 440819 33 The Making of a Sportsman.mp3
    8. Grantland Rice 440902 35 Crazy Over Horse Mackrel.mp3
    9. Grantland Rice 440909 36 Rackety Rax.mp3
    10. Grantland Rice 441111 37 This Football.mp3
    11. Grantland Rice 441118 38 The Hero.mp3
    12. Grantland Rice 441125 39 Dive, Brother, Dive!.mp3
    13. Grantland Rice 441216 42 No Gloves for Jenny.mp3
    14. Grantland Rice 441223 43 Second Wind.mp3
    15. Grantland Rice 450113 46 Football Brains.mp3
    16. Grantland Rice 450120 47 Anything for a Pal.mp3
    17. Grantland Rice 450127 48 The Amateur Spirit.mp3
    18. Grantland Rice 450210 50 Get Outta the Game.mp3
    19. Grantland Rice 450217 51 Ring Gunner.mp3
    20. Grantland Rice 450224 52 The Biscuit Eater.mp3
    21. Grantland Rice 450317 55 Rinkfire.mp3
    22. Grantland Rice 450324 56 Getaway Money.mp3
    23. Grantland Rice 450331 57 Weep No More, M'Lady.mp3
    24. Grantland Rice 450428 61 Please Come Home, M'Lady.mp3
    25. Grantland Rice 450505 62 Gashouse Gang.mp3
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    52 recordings on 27 Audio CDs
    total playtime 25 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. Info Please 420306 200 Grantland Rice
    2. Info Please 430426 Ford Frick Grantland Rice

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    Disc A002

    1. Grantland Rice 431211 01 The Lady Was a Flop
    2. Grantland Rice 431218 02 This Football

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    Disc A003

    1. Grantland Rice 440108 03 The Hero
    2. Grantland Rice 440115 04 You Could Look It Up

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    Disc A004

    1. Grantland Rice 440122 05 Double For Trouble
    2. Grantland Rice 440129 06 Horseshoes

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    Disc A005

    1. Grantland Rice 440205 07 Second Wind
    2. Grantland Rice 440226 09 The Comeback

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    Disc A006

    1. Grantland Rice 440304 10 Old Indespensible
    2. Grantland Rice 440311 11 The Phantom Drive

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    Disc A007

    1. Grantland Rice 440325 12 Hurry Kane
    2. Grantland Rice 440401 13 The Road to Athens

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    Disc A008

    1. Grantland Rice 440408 14 Let the Chisel Ring
    2. Grantland Rice 440422 16 Harmony

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    Disc A009

    1. Grantland Rice 440429 17 The Road to Athens
    2. Grantland Rice 440506 18 Mister Conley

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    Disc A010

    1. Grantland Rice 440513 19 McGraw of the Giants
    2. Grantland Rice 440520 20 Dive, Brother, Dive

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    Disc A011

    1. Grantland Rice 440527 21 A Caddy's Diary
    2. Grantland Rice 440603 22 No Gloves For Jenny
    3. Grantland Rice 440617 24 Sandlot Phenom

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    Disc A012

    1. Grantland Rice 440624 25 Little Poison Ivy
    2. Grantland Rice 440701 26 Defending Champion

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    Disc A013

    1. Grantland Rice 440708 27 My Roomie
    2. Grantland Rice 440715 28 The Cockeyed Wonder

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    Disc A014

    1. Grantland Rice 440722 29 Fore!
    2. Grantland Rice 440729 30 Readin', Ritin' and Resin'

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    Disc A015

    1. Grantland Rice 440812 32 Old Indenspensible
    2. Grantland Rice 440819 33 The Making of a Sportsman

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    Disc A016

    1. Grantland Rice 440902 35 Crazy Over Horse Mackrel
    2. Grantland Rice 440909 36 Rackety Rax

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    Disc A017

    1. Grantland Rice 441111 37 This Football
    2. Grantland Rice 441118 38 The Hero

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    Disc A018

    1. Grantland Rice 441125 39 Dive, Brother, Dive!
    2. Grantland Rice 441216 42 No Gloves for Jenny

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    Disc A019

    1. Grantland Rice 441223 43 Second Wind
    2. Grantland Rice 450113 46 Football Brains

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    Disc A020

    1. Grantland Rice 450120 47 Anything for a Pal
    2. Grantland Rice 450127 48 The Amateur Spirit

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    Disc A021

    1. Grantland Rice 450210 50 Get Outta the Game
    2. Grantland Rice 450217 51 Ring Gunner

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    Disc A022

    1. Grantland Rice 450224 52 The Biscuit Eater
    2. Grantland Rice 450317 55 Rinkfire

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    Disc A023

    1. Grantland Rice 450324 56 Getaway Money
    2. Grantland Rice 450331 57 Weep No More, M'Lady

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    Disc A024

    1. Grantland Rice 450428 61 Please Come Home, M'Lady
    2. Grantland Rice 450505 62 Gashouse Gang

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    Disc A025

    1. Bill Stern 491202 526 W Grantland Rice

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    Disc A026

    1. Biography In Sound 560214 41 Grantland Rice

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    Disc A027

    1. Biography In Sound 570409 86 Grantland Rice

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