Best American Sports Writing 2007

ISBN-10: 0618751165
ISBN-13: 9780618751167
Edition: 2007
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Description: For fans of sports and just plain great writing, this absorbing collection, featuring twenty-eight of the finest pieces from the past year, has something for everyone. Guest editor David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, has  More...

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

For fans of sports and just plain great writing, this absorbing collection, featuring twenty-eight of the finest pieces from the past year, has something for everyone. Guest editor David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, has assembled a fresh crop of the people and stories that dominated the sports world in 2006. Michael Lewis gives a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary football coach Bill Parcells. Bob Hohler delves in the murky waters of modern amateur basketball, where teams blatantly dole out cash to players and shoe companies set their sights on prospects as young as twelve. William Rhoden traces the fate of an unknown filly injured on the racetrack. Jeff MacGregor describes the unforgettable Friars Club roast of boxing's provocative promoter Don King. Daniel Coyle follows a forty-year-old Slovene soldier who might be the worlds best ultra-endurance athlete. L. Jon Wertheim tells of a young pro-basketball player who found himself wrestling the shoe bomber Richard Reid to the ground during a transatlantic flight. And Derek Zumsteg provides a hilarious and utterly original in-depth account of the baseball career of Bugs Bunny, "the greatest banned player ever." These pieces and many more go beyond the spotlight, revealing the people and issues that make sports so relevant and important to all of us.

Glenn Stout has been the series editor of "The Best American Sports Writing" since its inception & has written three illustrated biographies with Richard A. Johnson: "Ted Williams," "Joe DiMaggio," & "Jackie Robinson." He lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who chronicled the Clinton era during his time at the Washington Post. After leaving the Washington Post, Maraniss wrote "First in His Class," a book about Clinton that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhal Prize. He has also published "The Clinton Enigma," a book interpreting the Clinton scandal.

Foreword
Introduction
The White Coon
from Field & Stream
Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever
from USS Mariner.com
Ready for Some F�tbol?
from Texas Monthly
The Game of the Year
from Sports Illustrated
Filling in the Pieces of Jake Scott
from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Fading Away
from ESPN.com
Deal of the Century
from The (Torrance, California) Daily Breeze
An Unknown Filly Dies, and the Crowd Just Shrugs
from The New York Times
Let Us Now Raze Famous Men
from Sports Illustrated
Only Medal for Bode Is Fool's Gold
from The Washington Post
That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger
from The New York Times Play Magazine
Polite When in Neutral
from The New York Times Play Magazine
Snook
from The New Yorker
Blank Monday
from The New Yorker
What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake at Night
from The New York Times Play Magazine
The Madness of John Chaney
from Philadelphia Magazine
The Real Deal in So Many Ways
from The Washington Post
$neaker War
from The Boston Globe
Baseball for Life
from The New York Times Play Magazine
A New Game Plan
from The Washington Post Magazine
The Saturday Game
from ESPN.com
Playing 4 Keeps
from Chicago Magazine
The Ultimate Assist
from SI.com
In Iraq, Soccer Field Is No Longer a Refuge
from The Los Angeles Times
A Moment of Silence
from Runner's World
Team Hoyt Starts Again
from Runner's World
The Big Show by Little People
from The Los Angeles Times Magazine
Talking Turkey
from The New Yorker
Contributors'
Notes
Notable Sports Writing of 2006

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