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ESPN The Magazine Presents Answer Guy: Extinguishing the Burning Questions of Sports with the Water Bucket of Truth
     

ESPN The Magazine Presents Answer Guy: Extinguishing the Burning Questions of Sports with the Water Bucket of Truth

by Neil Fine, Gary Belsky, Neil Fine, Gary Belsky (Joint Author)
 

A Paperback Original.

The sports world's most pressing questions are answered, at last, by ESPN The Magazine's beloved icon of industrious inquiry.

Why do baseball fans stretch in the seventh inning? Why do hockey players wear shorts? These are the questions that try sports fans' souls, sending the most ardent athletic aficionados into a

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A Paperback Original.

The sports world's most pressing questions are answered, at last, by ESPN The Magazine's beloved icon of industrious inquiry.

Why do baseball fans stretch in the seventh inning? Why do hockey players wear shorts? These are the questions that try sports fans' souls, sending the most ardent athletic aficionados into a tailspin. Luckily, sports lore is the domain of Answer Guy, whose column in ESPN The Magazine is the first place those fans turn to for answers. Now Answer Guy's hilarious, highly anecdotal and mostly correct answers are compiled for the first time in this easy-to-tote volume that includes 65 of the best published and never-before-seen columns along with new material such as: testimony from famous and not-so-famous Answer Guy sources; an Answer Guy quiz; A Brief History of Inquiry; and questions Answer Guy thought of asking but didn't.

Question: Why are there 18 holes in a round of golf?

The Answer Guy: Nick Nicolas Shump, member services consultant, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America: Well, there's fact and there's lore. The fact is it comes from St. Andrews in Scotland. And the lore They say a bottle of scotch contained 18 jiggers. When the bottle was empty, the round was over. Hey, I get it — a "round" of golf!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786887569
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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