Bump and Run

Bump and Run

by Mike Lupica
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Bump and Run by Mike Lupica

As the go-to guy in Las Vegas, Jack Molloy thought he knew it all, but that was before he inherited half of the New York Hawks and found out that, next to the denizens of the country of Football, he was just a babe in the woods.

Over the course of a single season, Molloy will get a crash course in steroids, gambling, crooked quarterbacks, idiot sportswriters, control-freak coaches, and philandering announcers. He will end up with his brother and sister co-owners-"the demon-seed twins"-along with his coach, the commissioner, and most of his fellow owners, out to get him. He will discover just how far every mogul in America who doesn't have his own football team will go to get one. And he just might wind up falling in love with Kate, the smart, funny, tough woman who also happens to be his team president.

How Molloy prevails (or doesn't) against this sea of adversity is something only a writer like Mike Lupica would dare to dream up, but if you've ever wondered what you would do if you owned a football team ...well, Lupica's your guy. This is a delight from beginning to end: like Kate, smart, funny, and tough.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399146473
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 10/04/2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.12(d)

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Bump and Run 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is crap. Not very entertaining and poorly written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lupica's Sophmoric humor is the cornerstone of this poor effort. It is at best a quick read that you will forget in 2 weeks. Poor writing, poor humor...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't even like Oklahoma but Does he even know what he started. I bet he never even put on a pair of pads before and hooked it up. Just another nerd wanna be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is written by a man who makes observations about people before really knowing the facts. It looks like he did the same with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Vince McMahon founder of the defunct X.F.L. said N.F.L. stood for the no fun league he obviously had not read this book.I didn't think I would enjoy a book by a dreaded writer from the New York PRESS, but I have to admit Jammer Malloy,A.T.M.and the Las Vegas factor made this a great read.Mr.Lupica's backgroung enables him to develop characters whom you can identify with in the present and past N.F.L. For example, the ex-Eagle owner who had a gambling problem and like the Hawks a father and son ownership, can you say the Steelers. Finally this is a great book to read as the N.F.L.teams are starting their preseason activties. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know of Mike Lupica from my faithful viewing of ESPN's The Sports Reporters. I have often been annoyed by Mr. Lupica's apparent need to glow in more than his share of the spotlight. I once remarked to my wife that I wished Mike Lupica had his own show so I wouldn't have to watch him. Well, now I have a new opinion. Lupica's Bump and Run reads like an Elmore Leonard novel: sharp, witty, and flat-out entertaining. Thanks, Mr. Lupica, for twelve hours of pure fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You don't have to be a football fan to like this book. You'll like it because the characters will make you laugh and the story will make you wonder about putting the word 'professional' anywhere near the word 'sports.' Buy it. Read it. Don't lend it out, because you'll never get it back.