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Overtime Book Tour – Rotary Golf and Tennis Outing – Ann Arbor
September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Ann Arbor Rotary Club’s signature fundraiser is the annual Golf and Tennis Outing (GTO). This year’s event takes place on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe Road, Ann Arbor, MI.
Registration and lunch precedes a noon Shotgun Start that sends golfers on their way. Tennis will run in the afternoon, too. Then comes cocktails and plenty of time to bid on the Silent Auction items before dinner begins, followed by keynote speaker, John. U. Bacon, who will entertain from stories in his new book Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football.
“A brilliant look into the wild and wonderful world of U.S. college football. … One of the best insider-football books ever written.” —Douglas Brinkley
A riveting insider’s chronicle of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh era, and a deeply reported human portrait of a big-time college football program at the crossroads.
For the past year, John U. Bacon has received unprecedented access to Jim Harbaugh’s University of Michigan football team: coaches, players, and staffers, in closed-door meetings, locker rooms, meals, and classes. Overtime captures this storied program at the crossroads, as the sport’s winningest team battles to reclaim its former glory. But what if the price of success today comes at the cost of your soul? Do you pay it, or compete without compromising?
In the spirit of HBO’s Hardknocks, Overtime follows the Wolverine coaches, players, and staffers through the 2018 season, including Harbaugh, offensive stars Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon, NFL-ready defensive standouts Rashan Gary, Devin Bush Jr., and Chase Winovich, second-stringers striving to find their place on the team, and their parents’ reactions to it all. Bacon met with them every week during a season that saw the Wolverines ride a ten-game winning streak to #4 in the nation, then take a beating at the hands of arch-rival Ohio State, led by controversial coach Urban Meyer, Harbaugh’s foil. Overtimealso previews the crucial 2019 campaign ahead.
Above all, this is a human story. In Overtime we not only discover what these public figures are like behind the scenes, we learn what the experience means to them as they go through it – the trials, the triumphs, and the unexpected answers to a central question: Is it worth it?