My good friend (sometimes it feels like practically a lifelong friend) Lloyd Vance has a passion similar to the one we all share for beer.
His is collegiate and professional football. (follow him on Twitter)
He's worked tirelessly over the past decade putting together some of the richest information on the history of black quarterbacks in the NFL.
This work, as well as his expert NFL draft analysis, has been recognized throughout the industry.
Now, some of his research has been incorporated into a new book now appearing on bookshelves.
The title, Third and a Mile, has been authored by William Rhoden in conjunction with ESPN Books.
Lloyd just returned from the hoopla leading up to the Super Bowl in Miami, where the Field Generals held an event and Lloyd helped kickoff the release of the book.
Be sure to check out Lloyd in a proud moment when he is included in the documentary behind the book.
It is due to air on ESPN2 on Sunday, February 11th at 12 noon, eastern time.
So, grab a homebrew or craft brew, and settle down with some of the various content formats that Lloyd delivers.
Whether it's on terrestrial radio, local media, audio podcast, his website and blog, or in this new book you are sure to leave with a deeper appreciation for the game of football and specifically the trials, tribulations, and contributions of black quarterbacks.
And, be sure to catch up with Lloyd during the NFL Draft for some of the most articulate analysis you'll find out there.
p.s. You may wonder if this has anything to do with beer or is just a plug for my friend's book that he contributed to.
I'm sure many of you don't disagree that good beer and football go well together. Further to the point, Lew brings the two together and writes for Cold Hard Football Facts.
So, there you go....