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Elway biography - Spiny_Norman - 09-15-2020

Shameless plug for a John Elway bio that is available as of today. Written by Jason Cole (Stanford class of 84) who has followed Elway's career as a player and NFL exec for 40 years. This is an unauthorized biography, but it includes many hours of personal interviews that Jason had with Elway.

https://www.amazon.com/Elway-Relentless-Life-Jason-Cole/dp/0316455776/


RE: Elway biography - 82lsju - 09-15-2020

article about the book from the Daily

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2020/09/14/sports-elway/?fbclid=IwAR26tJFeWLIH7TC-21dAQ4lSPCtFkjDr3t-hydG5ADLnoZ7MWzOTWO1zGX4


RE: Elway biography - Mick - 09-16-2020

(09-15-2020, 04:47 PM)82lsju Wrote:  article about the book from the Daily

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2020/09/14/sports-elway/?fbclid=IwAR26tJFeWLIH7TC-21dAQ4lSPCtFkjDr3t-hydG5ADLnoZ7MWzOTWO1zGX4

The author rang a bell with me.  Remember James Hogue, a 24 year old who pretended to be 16, stole an identity and enrolled at Palo Alto High School?  He was uncovered by Jason Cole, the author of Elway's biography.  Cole claimed that the Hogue story gave him the passion to pursue journalism as a career.  Cole later uncovered the Reggie Bush shenanigans at USC.

Hogue had an interesting life.  He applied to Princeton as a self-taught Utah resident.  He was accepted and deferred for a year, claiming a dying mother.  In reality, he'd been sentenced to jail for stealing a bike.  He was released after nine months, went to Princeton, got accepted into the Ivy dining club (snootiest of the snooty clubs), but was recognized by a Paly alum now attending Princeton.  Went to jail for a few months, ended up working at a Harvard Mineralogy museum...and they discovered $50k in minerals missing.  Quelle surprise.

He's quite the con man:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hogue#:~:text=He%20was%20later%20incarcerated%20in,Colorado%20and%20secured%20his%20cooperation.


RE: Elway biography - old spanish trail - 09-16-2020

(09-16-2020, 03:03 PM)Mick Wrote:  [quote="82lsju" pid='290828' dateline='1600213661']

article about the book from the Daily






The author rang a bell with me.  Remember James Hogue, a 24 year old who pretended to be 16, stole an identity and enrolled at Palo Alto High School?  He was uncovered by Jason Cole, the author of Elway's biography.  Cole claimed that the Hogue story gave him the passion to pursue journalism as a career.  Cole later uncovered the Reggie Bush shenanigans at USC.





Great story, Mick.







https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hogue#:~:text=He%20was%20later%20incarcerated%20in,Colorado%20and%20secured%20his%20cooperation.