Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Celebrity Athlete

Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Celebrity Athlete

by Michael Weinreb

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101458921
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 354 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Weinreb’s previous book Game of Kings won the Quill Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon.com. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, Newsday, and ESPN.com, as his work has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing collection. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii

Chapter 1 Ronnie and Jim 1

Chapter 2 I Am Superman 25

Interlude Greenwood, South Carolina 54

Chapter 3 Glamour Profession 61

Chapter 4 We're Not Here to Start No Trouble 84

Interlude Summit, New Jersey 114

Chapter 5 Matches to a Fire 118

Chapter 6 A Major Malfunction 147

Chapter 7 Greed Is Healthy 164

Interlude Two Commonly Told Elements of the Len Bias Narrative That Are Almost Certainly False 182

Chapter 8 1103 Washington Hall 186

Chapter 9 What a Performance! 209

Chapter 10 Money Days 221

Chapter 11 A Casual Defiance 238

Chapter 12 The Old College Try 256

Epilogue 272

Acknowledgments 286

Notes 289

Bibliography 320

Index 326

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