Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...

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Pro Football Draft Preview 2013 Now Available


For the third consecutive year, Brian Carriveau is the editor of Pro Football Draft Preview, which can be purchased for digital download at Here’s the letter from the editor in the 2013 edition of the publication… Dear NFL Draft fans, It’s hard to believe how far Pro Football Draft Preview has come in just three years. Since its humble beginnings in 2011, our publication has quickly become a respected publication among Green Bay Packers fans as a source for …

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NFL Combine Clearinghouse

Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel. Photo by Brian Carriveau.

Brian Carriveau is in Indianapolis covering the NFL Combine. Reports filed from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, previews included… Railbird Central: NFL Combine Preview Packers’ First-Round Draft Targets: The Baker’s Dozen Schwenke Views Rodgers as Inspirational, Sees Playing with Him as Possibility Wisconsin’s Frederick Hoping to Make His Mark in the NFL Florida’s Sturgis Looking Forward to Cold-Weather Challenge Thompson Loses Murderer’s Row of NFL Talent Evaluators, Difficult Road Lies Ahead Point of Veau: McCarthy Doesn’t Regret Read-Option Preparation but …

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Super Bowl Clearinghouse


Brian Carriveau is in New Orleans covering Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Reports filed from the Big Easy… Super Bowl Assists New Orleans in Continuing Recovery Efforts From Katrina What’s the Future of Fullbacks in the NFL? “Hopefully Just Around,” Says Miller A Good NFL Center is a Thinking Man’s Lineman, Says Birk President Obama’s Comments on Safety in Football Meet Response from Super Bowl Coaches Packers Lacking Playmakers at Linebacker, Unlike 49ers Cox: …

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It’s Just a Game Featured in On Wisconsin Magazine


It’s Just a Game is listed in the bookshelf section of the winter edition of On Wisconsin magazine and here’s what they had to say: They say it’s just a game, but sports are about so much more — which Brian Carriveau ’02 concludes after observing adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin’s Home Talent League as a means to examine community dynamics in It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America (Winners Success Network). “The connection between town and team is remarkable,” he …

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It’s Just a Game Tour

Throughout 2012, author Brian Carriveau will be making book-signing appearances throughout Wisconsin in support of It’s Just a Game, beginning in Monona on Sunday Apr. 29. Tour dates are as follows with additional appearances to be added. Sunday Apr. 29, Monona––Home Talent League Opening Day, Marshall at Monona, 1:00 p.m. Thursday May 3, Fort Atkinson––It’s Just a Game Release Party, Fat Boyz, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday May 6, Verona––Home Talent League Western Section Opening Day, Wiota at Verona, 1:00 p.m. Friday May …

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Jim Gantner and Brian Carriveau Thank You


Former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner and author Brian Carriveau would like to thank everyone who came out to the Home Talent League All-Star game and book signing on Aug. 3 to support our cause. In addition to a terrific game on the field, which was won by the North-West 5-4 over the South-East in walk-off fashion, money was raised and donated to the American Red Cross through book and autograph sales. Tweet

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