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Not till the Fat Lady Sings: The Most Dramatic Sports Finishes of All Time

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Jim McKay's narrated DVD was specially produced just for this book, which chronicles the 50 most captivating climaxes in sports history. See what finishes made the cut and what surprises are in store. A sure-fire hit for any sports fan
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Overview

Jim McKay's narrated DVD was specially produced just for this book, which chronicles the 50 most captivating climaxes in sports history. See what finishes made the cut and what surprises are in store. A sure-fire hit for any sports fan
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This compendium of the 50 most dramatic endings to sports events divides the great plays into first, second and third place rankings, along with honorable mentions. Krantz (Jobs Rated Almanac; etc.) recounts such moments as Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hitting a home run during the ninth inning against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, winning the third and final playoff game and the pennant. He also pays homage to Joe Montana's fourth-quarter comeback for the San Francisco 49ers in 1989, game five of the 1976 NBA finals (Celtics vs. Suns) and Michael Jordan's parting shot-he had "16 points, including eight free throws, a rebound, and two steals in the last 12 minutes"-during game six of the 1998 NBA finals (Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz). Many of the book's finishes concern football, baseball and basketball, with just a smattering of other sports (such as golf, tennis and hockey) thrown in. Photos accompany each entry, indifferently printed with perfunctory-looking sidebars of player standings and athletes' profiles. The supplementary DVD, narrated by Jim McKay, adds a dramatic edge to the package, with commentators relating moments with wild excitement and fans roaring. Although it lacks an index, this collection, which kicks off with an introduction from Flutie-famous for his game-saving "Hail Mary" pass during a 1984 Boston College-Miami football game-should have sports fanatics arguing for days. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572437678
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: Book and DVD
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 789,219
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Les Krantz is a recognized sports authority who has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Esquire, Gold, and Ski. He is the author of many sports books, including Dark Horses and Underdogs and Reel Baseball. Doug Flutie is a former professional football quarterback who first rose to prominence during his career at Boston College, where he received the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His Hail Mary touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984, is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history.

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