THE BIG SHOOTOUT - The Untold Story of the Game of the Century
"Shoot Out Diary is a dramatic literary journey from yesterday to today and so much more than a football book. A must read for not only Texas and Arkansas fans but all football fans. loved this book from start to finish. "
Edith Royal, Wife of Legendary Texas Longhorn Football Coach Darrell Royal
"Mike Looney has done it again. This book is the perfect companion piece to Mike's outstanding documentary on the Big Shoot Out which chronicles the sixties on a level with any Ken Burns series."
Charlie Waters, Former All Pro-Safety with the Dallas Cowboys
"Finally, a true accounting of what really happened between my father-in-law, Colonel Holmes and a young Bill Clinton concerning his draft status. Well done!"
Bill Burnett, Leading Touchdown Scorer in Razorback History
"I am thankful to Mike Looney for remembering my brother in his wonderful book and also for accurately describing my friendship with Freddie Steinmark. I could not put this book down."
Bobby Mitchell, All SWC Guard
And High School Teammate of Freddie Steinmark
"Mike, the book zipped by like a Bill Montgomery bullet! Got up at 4:30a.m. and couldn't stop reading! Great stories. Great quotes. Loved the read."
Linda Holmes Burnett, Daughter of Colonel Eugene Holmes
"Mike Looney has done a remarkable job of telling this story in film and in print. 1969 will be remembered for a man on the moon, Vietnam, racial unrest and the Game of the Century. I'm proud to have been a part of such a milestone event. Thanks Mike!"
Chuck Dicus, All-American Razorback Receiver
And Member College Football Hall-Of-Fame
"Not only a hypnotic football journey, but a story centering around our country in a trouble time. Then we get final precious glimpses of Beano, Royal and Street and stories from the Shoot Out participants, both fascinating and previously buried. As good as Looney's documentary—which is my favorite."
Ian Fitzsimmons, ESPN Dallas
“Looney brings to life very eloquently a litany of experiences from this project. I really enjoyed this book and could scarcely put it down."
Paul Rogers, Former Dean of SMU Law School