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Football Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to America's Most Popular Game
     

Football Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated Myth-Busting Guide to America's Most Popular Game

by Michael Kun, Adam Hoff
 

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With a blend of statistical analysis, opinion, love for the game, and a healthy dash of humor, authors Michael Kun and Adam Hoff challenge the myths and beliefs that have long afflicted football. No subject is off limits. The greatness of the 1972 Miami Dolphins? Skewered. America’s Team? Put in its place. Pittsburgh’s Berkowitz Fish Sandwich? Praised,

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With a blend of statistical analysis, opinion, love for the game, and a healthy dash of humor, authors Michael Kun and Adam Hoff challenge the myths and beliefs that have long afflicted football. No subject is off limits. The greatness of the 1972 Miami Dolphins? Skewered. America’s Team? Put in its place. Pittsburgh’s Berkowitz Fish Sandwich? Praised, obviously. Joe Namath? Well, he gets a little bit of everything. The Football Uncyclopedia gives equal time to owners and champions, stadiums and cities. It rushes to the defense of everyone from Shaun Alexander to Kurt Warner and of everything from the Heisman Trophy to Randall Cunningham’s marble business. It focuses on player legacies, NFL history, and hot-button issues, but it also delves into topics like celebrity misbehavior, on-air kisses, and the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The Football Uncyclopedia covers the names, the nuances, and everything in between that make football an enduring American phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578603756
Publisher:
Clerisy Press
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Kun and Adam Hoff
Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada): Los Angeles, CA

Michael Kun is the co-author of Baseball Uncyclopedia, as well as the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the novels You Poor Monster, The Locklear Letters, and My Wife and My Dead Wife, and the recently published short story collection, Corrections to My Memoirs (all MacAdam Cage). He is an attorney with the law firm of Jackson Lewis LLP, practicing in Los Angeles, California.

Adam Hoff is the author of the “Insider” column for WhatifSports.com, the winner of the 2005 Webby Award for best sports website as judged by the International Academy for Digital Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers of America and does freelance work for websites such as GuerillaSports.com, Rotowire.com, and BlogCritics.org. In addition to his work as a sportswriter, Hoff was recently featured in the literary magazine The Cellar Door for his first work of fiction. Hoff lives and breathes sports, particularly the variety played on the gridiron with a pigskin and two goalposts – a sport he dominated until well into the fifth grade.

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