Former Super Bowl coach Marv Levy joins us for story time with his picture book, GO CUBS GO!
In "Go Cubs Go!," Bruno the Bear takes his grandkids through his own journey as a fan, rooting for great players and teams that fell short of the World Series. The Cubs' quest for October seemed endless. Bruno never lost his enthusiasm. Someday, he knew the Cubs would win. He and his family enjoyed going to Wrigley Field through the years, where so many good things happenedexcept the World Series! Now they are finally rewarded with a great team that goes on to the 10th inning of Game 7 to beat the Cleveland Indians on November 3, 2016. This heartwarming story echoes the life of author Marv Levy. Yes, the famous football coach who was a loyal Cubs fan on Chicago's South Side. Rob Peters adds color to Levy's words via his vivid illustrations. And longtime author and baseball historian George Castle educates the reader about the Cubs' memorable dates and games, names and nicknames, achievements and quotes. Many Cubs books tell the same story, but "Go Cubs Go!" crafts a tale for fans of all ages and generations. It also teaches fun facts and history on their favorite team, the Chicago Cubs!
Chicago native Marv Levy may be best-known as the four-time Super Bowl coach (1990-93) with the Buffalo Bills. He also coached the Kansas City Chiefs. Football was his life, but the Cubs were his sports love. While in the Army Air Corps in 1945, Levy, then 20 attended Game 7 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. His patience was rewarded when he also went to the 2016 World Series at the same ballpark.
Meet Grandpa Bruno, the bear. All his life he has been a loyal fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs. And though they have disappointed him many times, he has never given up on them.