The Worst of Sports

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TAKE THEM OUT OF THE BALL GAME–PLEASE!

From star running back Bryon “Bam” Morris’s interesting (and totally illegal) sideline career to the 1950s Kansas City A’s sneaky relationship with the New York Yankees; from French golfer Jean Van de Velde’s epic choke on 18 at the 1999 British Open to the infamous Cleveland Ten-Cent Beer Night riot of 1974; from Hungary’s bloody 1956 Olympic water polo match with the Soviet Union to the definitive analysis of basketball coach Larry ...

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Overview

TAKE THEM OUT OF THE BALL GAME–PLEASE!

From star running back Bryon “Bam” Morris’s interesting (and totally illegal) sideline career to the 1950s Kansas City A’s sneaky relationship with the New York Yankees; from French golfer Jean Van de Velde’s epic choke on 18 at the 1999 British Open to the infamous Cleveland Ten-Cent Beer Night riot of 1974; from Hungary’s bloody 1956 Olympic water polo match with the Soviet Union to the definitive analysis of basketball coach Larry Brown’s sartorial evolution and hoops maven Mike Fratello’s hair devolution–if it’s bad and sports related, then it’s likely in The Worst of Sports.

An uproarious collection of the most controversial and regrettable moments in major pro and college athletics, with a sprinkling of the obscure, The Worst of Sports is a compendium of abject failure, harebrained decision-making, avarice, and rank stupidity–in other words, the stuff that some athletes, and fans, are best at.

Whether you’re a casual fan or a face-painting zealot, you’ll find plenty to root for (or against) in The Worst of Sports.

“Original and funny, this book will entertain the pessimist that lurks in all of us who don’t root for the Yankees.”
–Mike Greenberg, author of Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot

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Adult/High School -What are the worst sports trades of all time? What was the most spectacular meltdown-off or on the playing field? How many sports controversies can you name? Staff from the irreverent Phat Phree Web site investigate these questions, and more. The book covers all sports through the year 2000, without ignoring historical events or those ignominious ones that recently occurred. The highs and lows, ranging from American baseball to international pro golf, are discussed with humor and the occasional debate. This title will appeal to reluctant readers, sports fans, and those looking for a laugh.-Mary Ann Harlan, Arcata High School, CA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345498915
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 827,997
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Recommend

    For Sports Junkies who enjoy the off-beat the book is full of who's over-rated,who got a bad rap from reverse Myth Making( Bill Buckner), uninteresting ballyhooed events, Fun read.

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