Chips Porter's New Book, The Southern Massacre
Chip Porter, a 1981 alumnus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina rescued the most important football of the college’s football history from an online auction in the spring of 2022.
Soon afterward, Chip began a literary journey to compile a collection of memories of a football team that he intends will never be forgotten.
By acquiring the football, Chip made sure the game ball from the Presbyterian College 1979 Bronze Derby remained in the Blue Hose family.
The Southern Massacre is not just a reflection on the team’s accolades. Beyond that, it’s Chip's creative look back to 1979 from both historical and nostalgic perspectives.
This book is a testament to a truly enduring bond of a team that, 44 years ago, played their most memorable game of an incredible season. And they're still talking about it!
IMAGE 2 - Author Chip Porter with the Bronze Derby Football he saved from an online auction site.
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UPDATE from Thursday:
Maudlin Pond Press announces the release of a new book by Chip Porter - The Southern Massacre: The Story of the 1979 Presbyterian College Blue Hose Football Team, 13 Weeks to Remember.
(Tybee Island, GA) - Chip Porter, a 1981 alumnus of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina rescued the most important football of his college’s football history from an online auction in the spring of 2022.
By acquiring the football, Chip made sure the game ball from the Presbyterian College 1979 Bronze Derby 16-14 win over Newberry College remained in the Blue Hose family.
Soon after, Chip began a literary journey to compile a collection of memories of a football team that will never be forgotten. Through endless hours of interviews with players, coaches, support personnel, and administrators, Chip discovered the team’s blueprint for success.
The support and encouragement to reflect on this special season was overwhelming and met with tremendous enthusiasm from not only the Presbyterian College community but also collegiate communities in South Carolina.
The book is not only a reflection on the football team’s accolades, but also Chip’s look back at 1979 creatively from both a historical and nostalgic perspective.
Former Presbyterian College Head Football Coach John Perry, who was the 1979 Blue Hose Offensive Line Coach, reflected on the football team stating, “They deserve the recognition that is long overdue.”
Chip is currently working on and plans on releasing, in late 2024, The Li’l Bronze Derby That Was, which chronicles, in his own creative nostalgic, and historical style, the history of the Presbyterian College Blue Hose athletic rivalry with the Newberry College Indians.