Sports and Riches

Sports and Riches

by Kurt Weichert

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Sports and Riches by Kurt Weichert

From Sportsfan Chronicles author Kurt Weichert comes the tale of a group of super-rich friends trying to buy a professional football team. Sports and Riches continues the journey of this cast of funny characters. This sequel to Sportsfan Chronicles proves that the more things change the more they stay the same.

Best friends Kurt and Brian hit it big when they won the largest lottery jackpot in the country—half of it, anyway. They decided to combine their winnings with the other lottery winner: Frank, their former boss whom they hated and tried to avoid. They reluctantly joined forces with their reviled, untrustworthy enemy in order to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning an NFL football team.

The good news is they’re now filthy rich. The bad news is they’re still hundreds of millions of dollars short of the amount needed to purchase a team. Making huge business deals is their only option, and these guys are willing to invest in almost anything as long as it makes them more money, including reality shows, technology startups, and hilarious inventions—whatever it takes to make the money grow.

Their large windfall magnifies everything in their lives, especially the fun…at least when Victor isn’t getting them beat up by jealous football players or when Bernie isn’t screwing up their exercise video. Chuck’s constant pranks and Alice (annoying best friend of Kurt’s longtime love, Darci) keep Kurt on his toes. Even the reviled Frank and his underachieving nephew Meathead seemed to be fitting in nicely. Life would be perfect for Kurt if only Darci didn’t take a promotion that requires her presence in New York City for extended periods of time. New York is a long way away from Chicago—certainly longer than it appears when glancing at a map.

Things suddenly change when someone in their inner circle betrays them and compromises their chances of buying the next football team. The depth of the betrayal is stunning, but they take no time to analyze the deception. Instead they remap their path, try to overcome the obstacles, and move on in their own inimitable style of staunch friendship, ambition, and humor.

The unexpected is no stranger to Kurt, but even he finds himself at a loss to explain the surprising turn of events and the shocking, too strange to be believed twist in the end

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016753430
Publisher: Sportsfan Chronicles, Inc.
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

For readers who didn’t get a chance to read the last book, the main character is a fictional version of me. As for my real-life friends, I left them out so as not to embarrass them. Instead each character is a composite of people I’ve encountered through the years, and the situations are much the same—combined events.

The basis for Sportsfan Chronicles and Sports and Riches is a body of scripts I wrote for television in the 1990s called The Sportsfan. Despite positive response to the project, I decided to take a hiatus and found myself taking a long break from writing.

It was inevitable that the characters would not be still until they could continue their journey, and that they would not be silent until their tale was told. And so it was, over a decade later, I was ready to return to writing. I have decided go back to my roots: sports and comedy.

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