In 1919, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees to finance a Broadway show. In 1968, NBC turned off the Jets-Raiders game with only seconds left to show the made-for-TV movie Heidi. In 1994, Tonya Harding decided the best way to win Olympic gold was by taking out Nancy Kerrigan's kneecap. In all of these situations, and many, many more, there is just one question fans can ask: What were they thinking?!
In these pages, sportswriter and fellow fan Kyle Garlett recounts the top sports blunders that made you tear out your hair, beat your chest in agony, and yell at the TV until your neighbors called the cops. Whether it's boneheaded coaches, idiotic general managers, or temporarily insane players, every fan has seen his team go from the brink of victory to total defeat for no logical reason. Whether it's baseball, football, golf, hockey, or any other sport, you'll discover what really happened during these painful moments and why they ended up the unbelievable way they did.
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About the Author
Kyle Garlett is a freelance sportswriter for FoxSports.com and ESPN: The Magazine. He has also worked as the senior writer for Fox Sports Net, and has written for The Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Ultimate Fantasy Football Show. He lives in Marina del Rey, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
About: Garlett covers dozens of errors, mental mistakes, confused athletes, dense coaches and awkward situations from the history of sport.Pros: Describes lots of situations from lots of different sports. Sticks up for those who thinks are wrongly vilified like Bill Buckner and Steve Bartman.Cons: Juvenile humor and writing. Forgettable. On pages 47 and 48 of the hardcover "...with Hayes there was always a 'but'" is used twice. Doesn't cover league foldings like the XFL.Grade: C-