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And that the turds can't get away with any more than we let them, so we should stop letting them.
All of the major team sports in the U.S.--MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL--and soccer in the U.K. are skewered by Zirin's prose.
I've read all of Dave Zirin's books and am a fan of his historical writing about sports and politics.
In hearing an interview with the author, I was excited to read the book and see actual data - how the stadiums affected taxes, dates on votes for when funding was given for teams... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark C. Fisher
nothing much to say, was a product i purchased for school and it was received quickly and in great conditionPublished 6 months ago by Buyer of Product
I purchased this for my son and read it after he did. We basically came to the same conclusion...what we loved and thought was good sports is really Bad Sports. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ilikepcs
This was an easy read, with a lot of humor. This is not just a book for men or superfans. The title says it all. Fans suffer at the hands of greedy owners. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sandra Follansbee
This book comes nowhere close to having the journalistic integrity of Neil deMause's masterpiece Field of Schemes. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert T Baird
I saw Mr. Zirin giving a talk on TV and was impressed enough to read the book. The topic sounds fascinating and timely with the current NBA lockout. Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by MadMike
A well written narrative with the pertinent analytical arguments & data in the vernacular that makes a profound case against the status quo in public dollar support for private... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Malcum Little
I had high hopes for Zinn, but he showed his true colors in terms of drumming up tired, leftist talking-points when talking about how sports and politics mix. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by J. M. King
The content of the book had so much promise. But the author insists on adding a comment just about every paragraph rather than describing the person, team, or thing. Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by scott baxter