Talking with Authors: Buzz Bissinger, The Mosquito Bowl
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! Buzz Bissinger speaks passionately about football, the Navy, Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and 19 year old’s who got to be boys one more time before they became men by necessity.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-290**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Once the video has been viewed, present this writing prompt to your class; Write a short story based on one aspect of Bissinger’s talk, be it the nature of youth, the horrors of war, a sport as officer training, or an idea of their own.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.