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mark-fainaru-wada's picture
Dec.11.2013
“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.” So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also...
sean-wilsey's picture
Oct.11.2010
THE THINKING FAN'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD CUP, as the title suggests, is a guide to the 2006 World Cup for the thinking fan. An almanac, a guide and a programme all rolled into one, the editors Matt Weiland (Granta) and Sean Wilsey (McSweeney's) have gathered together a remarkable team of 32 talents to...
brett-abrams's picture
Mar.26.2010
“For the first time, a stadium book that provides the details ofbackroom politics that surrounds the building of, or the elementsthat defeat and spur stadium proposals. Capital Sporting Grounds isan excellent chronology of the efforts, defeats and successes of buildinga stadium in the nation’s...
l-wolfe's picture
Oct.09.2009
No awards for second best… A student at Georgia Tech, Sarah Martin is bold, intelligent, and appears destined for a career in biochemistry. But her poor self-image has been masked by behavior unbecoming to a young lady brought up in an affluent Southern family. Estranged from her father, envious of...
kerry-madden's picture
Mar.25.2009
The daughter of a college football coach, Kerry Madden grew up in a series of hometowns, transplanted from one place to the next with the changing of the football season, uprooted from childhood friends with almost no warning. It is this hectic, whirlwind lifestyle which Madden draws upon in...
jim-edward-miller's picture
Jul.31.2008
A SEASON WITH THE INFAMOUS FANS OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE [B]eyond doubt the sleaziest and rudest and most sinister mob of thugs and whackos ever assembled in such numbers under a single "roof," so to speak, anywhere in the English-speaking world.-HUNTER S. THOMPSON ON...
suzanne-matson's picture
Jun.19.2008
Greg Goodman is a very ordinary guy—a not very ambitious schooteacher and football coach who takes his attractive wife, Patty, their twin adolescent daughters, and the comfortable ease of their suburban routine for granted. Until lightning strikes—both literally and figuratively—as Greg runs a...
frank-j-vizard's picture
Jun.04.2008
Why A Curveball Curves examines how science impacts sports and how people can use science to understand a sport better. In addition to baseball, sports such as football, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis (13 in all) are examined. the book is aimed at a general audience and uses non-scientific...
susan-orlean's picture
Apr.25.2008
Now in its sixth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest sportswriting of the past year. Selected from more than 350 American and Canadian newspaper and magazines, the 1996 collection features a wide varity of sports and...
gregory-roensch's picture
Jan.17.2008
More than 30 years have passed since Vince Lombardi walked the sidelines for the Green Bay Packers. Still, Lombardi is recognized as one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time. As the ultimate testament to his lasting influence on professional football, each year's Super Bowl winner holds the ...