Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer

Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer

by Chuck Culpepper
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Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer by Chuck Culpepper

Chuck Culpepper was a veteran sports journalist edging toward burnout . . . then he went to London and discovered the high-octane, fanatical (and bloody confusing!) world of English soccer.

After covering the American sports scene for fifteen years, Chuck Culpepper suffered from a profound case of Common Sportswriter Malaise. He was fed up with self-righteous proclamations, steroid scandals, and the deluge of in-your-face PR that saturated the NFL, the NBA, and MLB. Then in 2006, he moved to London and discovered a new and baffling world—the renowned Premiership soccer league. Culpepper pledged his loyalty to Portsmouth, a gutsy, small-market team at the bottom of the standings. As he puts it, “It was like childhood, with beer.”

Writing in the vein of perennial bestsellers such as Fever Pitch and Among the Thugs, Chuck Culpepper brings penetrating insight to the vibrant landscape of English soccer—visiting such storied franchises as Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool . . . and an equally celebrated assortment of pubs. Bloody Confused! will put a smile on the face of any sports fan who has ever questioned what makes us love sports in the first place.

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ISBN-13: 9780767928083
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 531,086
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

CHUCK CULPEPPER writes for the Los Angeles Times and has written for Newsday and ESPN Books, among other publications.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as good as fever pitch but still ok in my book. As a Yank, I did enjoy his confusion and learning curve about the world of EPL Football
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gfa4 More than 1 year ago
Provides a interesting persepective for a new fan interested in what it would be like to track, travel and visit the English teams on home soil.
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