Hey Rube Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk

ISBN-10: 0684873206
ISBN-13: 9780684873206
Edition: 2004
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Description: With "Hey Rube," Thompson has put together his most hilarious, thought-provoking, genuine, outlandish, and highly irreverent writings from his recent career as columnist on ESPN.com's popular Page 2. This look at Gonzo journalism in his most organic  More...

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

With "Hey Rube," Thompson has put together his most hilarious, thought-provoking, genuine, outlandish, and highly irreverent writings from his recent career as columnist on ESPN.com's popular Page 2. This look at Gonzo journalism in his most organic form includes some "extra" columns that have never before been published.

Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of sixteen he was inducted into the Athenaeum Literary Association and wrote for the Athenaeum Journal. During his two years in the US Air Force, Thompson wrote a sports column for The Common Courier. After he was discharged, he moved to New York to work as a copy boy at Time Magazine and later moved to San Juan to write for a Puerto Rican bowling magazine. He also reported to the National Observer from South America. Upon his return to the US, Thompson wrote Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, which became a national bestseller and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was originally published in Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Esquire. Both Bill Murray and Johnny Depp portrayed Hunter in feature film movies based on his books, Where the Buffalo Roam and The Rum Diary, respectively. Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on February 20, 2005 at his home in Colorado.

The new dumb
The fix is in
Welcome to generation Z
The White House disease
Get ready for sainthood
The Xmas vice
The curse of Musburger
Cruel twist in the coaching business
The NFL sucks ... another league bites the dust ... rich kids with weapons
Slow week for sports, in politics
Lynching in Denver
Mad cow disease comes to the NBA
Death in the afternoon
XFL, R.I.P.
The most horrible curse in sports
Urgent warming to gamblers : beware the ides of March
I told you it was wrong
Where were you when the fun stopped?
Running away with the circus
NBA and the downward spiral of dumbness
Bad craziness at owl farm
Can the three stooges save the NBA?
Kentucky Derby and other gambling disasters
Quitting the gambling business while I'm ahead
The most dangerous sport of all
Patrick Roy and Warren Zevon - two champions at the top of their game
Wild days at the sports desk
Eerie lull rattles the sports world
Olympic disaster in Utah
The wisdom of Nashville and the violence of Jack Nicholson - a football story
Fear and loathing in America : beginning of the end
When war drums roll
Will sports survive Bin Laden?
Stadium living in the new age
Football in the kingdom of fear
Foul balls and rash predictions
Getting weird for devil's day
The Yankees are dead : long live the Yankees
The man who loved sport too much
The shame of Indianapolis
Failure, football & violence on the strip
Madness in Honolulu
Break up the ravens
Pay up or get whipped
Getting braced for the last football game
Sodomized at the airport : are terrorists seizing control of the NFL? And who let it happen?
Slow dance in rap town
Dr. Thompson in Beirut
Dr. Thompson is back from Beirut
The NFL : we will march on a road of bones
A wild & woolly tale of sporting excess
My 49er habit
Don't let this happen to you
Grantland rice haunts the Honolulu Marathon
Honolulu Marathon is decadent and depraved
Public shame and private victory
Shooting the moon with the raiders
The last super bowl
Extreme behavior in aspen
Billionaire swine and kiwi catastrophe
Fleeced by Ed Bradley
Love blooms in the rockies
Love in a time of war
A sad week in America
The doomed prefer Oakland
The tragedy of naked bowling
West coast offense
Great fleecing in Woody Creek : Lakers staggered in series opener
The sport of kings
The good, the bad, and the vicious
Rewarding the ugly
Killed by a speeding Hummer
When in doubt, bet the dark side
Welcome to the big darkness
The nation's capital
Speed kills and other football wisdom
Nightmare in Hollywood
Speed will rule the NFL this year
The Bush league
Boxing sucks
George Plimpton
Victory
Wisdom

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