Austin Murphy (writer)

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Austin Murphy is an American author and journalist who wrote for Sports Illustrated for 33 years before corporate downsizing made him a delivery truck driver.[1][2]


  • The Sweet Season: A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a Bit of Faith at Minnesota's St. John's University (2001)[3][4][5]
  • How Tough Could It Be?: The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad[6][7]
  • Saturday Rules: A Season with Trojans and Domers (and Gators and Buckeyes and Wolverines) (2007)[8]


  1. ^ Murphy, Austin (25 December 2018). "I Used to Write for Sports Illustrated. Now I Deliver Packages for Amazon". The Atlantic. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ Rod Dreher (27 December 2018). "Austin Murphy's Grace". The American Conservative. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Jack (23 December 2001). "A winning 'Season' in more ways than one (book review)". Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.
  4. ^ Rajkowski, Frank (2 September 2001). "Murphy's book has its pros and cons (book review)". St. Cloud Times.
  5. ^ Chapin, Dwight (29 October 2001). "At ease beneath the radar (book review)". San Francisco Chronicle.
  6. ^ Farquharson, Vanessa (2 October 2004). "Domesticity (brief review)". National Post.
  7. ^ Farmer, Sam (15 June 2004). "The Inside Track (book review)". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ Eric, Spanberg (4 November 2007). "Winning Formula (book review)". Charlotte Observer.

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