Book excerpt: 'What else might I have become?'

Updated: November 30, 2007, 3:42 PM ET
By John Ed Bradley | Special to ESPN.com

In his latest book, "It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium," John Ed Bradley chronicles his rediscovery of the LSU team that he had long forsaken but never forgotten.

You should've seen my father's arms. He didn't lift weights or do pushups or exercise them in any way, and yet they were packed tight with muscle. When I was a boy and he lifted his highball in the evening for a sip, a round knot the size of a softball came up under the skin and slowly flattened out when he lowered the glass ...

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