Wicked Good Year: How the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics Turned the Hub of the Universe into the Capital of Sports

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From the fall of 2007 through the spring of 2008, Boston sports fans enjoyed a run of good fortune that was unprecedented in sports history. The Red Sox won their second World Series championship in four years. The Celtics, with their newly assembled big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, won their first NBA championship since 1986. And the Patriots, already hailed as the first sports dynasty of the twenty-first century, roared through an undefeated regular season before being derailed by the New...

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Overview

From the fall of 2007 through the spring of 2008, Boston sports fans enjoyed a run of good fortune that was unprecedented in sports history. The Red Sox won their second World Series championship in four years. The Celtics, with their newly assembled big three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen, won their first NBA championship since 1986. And the Patriots, already hailed as the first sports dynasty of the twenty-first century, roared through an undefeated regular season before being derailed by the New York Giants in a shocking upset in Super Bowl XLII.

Wicked Good Year tells the remarkable story of the dizzying, glorious seven months and twenty days when three teams established Boston as the capital of the sports world. Acclaimed sports columnist Steve Buckley provides an astonishing look at that unforgettable season through the eyes of the players, coaches, team personnel, and fans, and explores how their lives created a fascinating backdrop to the action taking place on the field and the court.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
“Buckley unearths sparkling gems of detail. The author has a marvelous sense of history, and he weaves a number of choice threads into his tapestry.”
Michael Holley
“Every sports fan in New England knows that Steve Buckley is one of the premier historians in the region. Lucky for us, he shows just how considerable his research and storytelling skills are in Wicked Good Year...A thorough and entertaining look at the 2007 season, a once-in-a-generation sports season in New England: a baseball and basketball team that won championships, and a football team that was just a few minutes and points away from being undefeated.”
Jeff Pearlman
“Wicked Good Year is more than wicked ... more than exceptional. It’s the perfect sports book on the perfect subject matter by the perfect writer for the job. Steve Buckley masterfully weaves the engrossing sagas of the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics into a gripping page-turner. A true triumph.”
Jonathan Eig
“As a native New Yorker and lifelong Yankee fan, it kills me to say this, but here goes: I loved reading Wicked Good Year. It’s smart, fast, and highly addictive. I couldn’t put it down. And believe me, I tried. Now that the story’s been told so well, Boston teams can all go back to losing, right?”
Boston Globe
“Buckley unearths sparkling gems of detail. The author has a marvelous sense of history, and he weaves a number of choice threads into his tapestry.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061787393
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 780,418
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Buckley has been a sportswriter for more than thirty years, the last fifteen as a columnist at the Boston Herald. Previously a columnist at the National Sports Daily, he has written extensively for Boston Magazine, Yankee, the Sporting News, and many other publications. He wrote, produced, and directed the television documentary I'll Be Seeing You: An American Story of World War II and is a regular co-host on WEEI's "The Big Show." He lives in the Boston area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    I love celtics!

    This is the best book ever! I love boston teams exept the patriots

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Wh Hi

    Who does not like the patriots

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