Best Boston Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Boston Fans

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Every Boston fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them--picking the best, the worst and who will come out on top. And no city tears its sports teams apart like we do in Beantown!
Veteran Boston sportswriters Steve Buckley and Jim Caple take you inside the 100 best debates in Boston sports. Covering the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins ...
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Overview

Every Boston fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them--picking the best, the worst and who will come out on top. And no city tears its sports teams apart like we do in Beantown!
Veteran Boston sportswriters Steve Buckley and Jim Caple take you inside the 100 best debates in Boston sports. Covering the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins and beyond, every question you want to debate is here--as well as a few surprises.

Arguments include:
Who was the greatest Boston athlete ever: Russell, Bird or Brady?
Boston: Football town or baseball town?
Was freezing Ted Williams really all that crazy?
The greatest clutch performer in Bruins history: Was it Orr, or was it...?
Which Yankees loss was more painful? Dent or Boone?
Who was better, Ted or DiMaggio?

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For sports fans, Beantown is one big brouhaha. The Best Boston Sports Arguments sets the table for countless debates over Boston sports singularity: Who were the five greatest Red Sox of all time? What were the greatest Patriot triumphs? Who were the most superlative Celtics? Ideal reading for your next night at your local "Cheers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402208225
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: Best Sports Arguments Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 931,547
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Caple is a senior writer at ESPN.com, with his weekly baseball column "Off Base" for Page 2 among his contributions. Before coming to ESPN, Jim worked in Minneapolis and Seattle.

Steve Buckley has been been a sportswriter for more than 26 years, and has been a columnist with the Boston Herald since 1995. Prior to joining the Herald, he was a columnist for The National Sports Daily, and covered both the Red Sox and the Yankees for The Hartford Courant.

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On the following pages, you will find the 100 best arguments in Boston sports history.

Which is to say, the only sports arguments that really matter.

We mean, c'mon. Sure, fans are passionate about sports all over the country, but could you get anywhere near as many good, well-rounded sports arguments going in, say, Tampa Bay?

"Who's the greatest Devil Ray in history, Fred McGriff or Randy Winn?"

Or what about Phoenix? How much could winning the World Series in 2001 have really meant to those guys given that they didn't even have a team until 1998? Sure, they had to put up with Buck Showalter and his ego, but what sort of real pain could they have endured in just four seasons?

"Man, remember that one day in 1999 when it was, like, 85 degrees outside and the UV Index was 8.5 and they didn't close the roof?"

That's the beauty of Boston sports. Boston has history. And we're not talking about the "Here's the Granary Burial Ground where founding fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams are buried" crapola they feed you on the Freedom Trail tour. We're talking about real history. The important stuff.

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