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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118358309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118358306
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Praise for Down Goes Brown

"With his pointed playfulness, eye for the absurd, and smart, silly layers of punchlines and punditry, Down Goes Brown is like a puck-loving version of The Daily Show."
— Katie Baker, Grantland

"Down Goes Brown is King Lear's fool; you think he's there for comedy, but he's really the smartest guy in the play."
— Jeff Marek, Sportsnet

"Down Goes Brown makes me proud as a hockey fan and angry as a comedy writer, because he's so damn clever. Masters mockery like Datsyuk dangles."
— Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy

"Canadians may be the greatest hockey fans on earth, but we generally lack much??levity when it comes to the national passion. So thank goodness for Sean McIndoe and Down Goes Brown."
— Dave Naylor, TSN

Down Goes Brown is a blog dedicated to making fun of the NHL. This book is dedicated to collecting the best from the blog, like "A Transcript of Every Hockey Game Ever Broadcast" and "The NHL's Top Secret Flowchart For Handing Out Suspensions", and adding a bunch of new stuff that you won't find anywhere else, like "The NHL's Hall of Fame Application Form" and a "Brief History of Wayne Gretzky". Our research shows that the more copies you buy, the funnier it gets, so do yourself a favor and pick up several.

About the Author

Sean McIndoe is the funniest writer in hockey. A pioneering blogger in the world of hockey humor, he grew Down Goes Brown from nothing in 2008 to the world's biggest and best hockey humor blog. Today, Down Goes Brown is one of the most popular hockey blogs in the world. Sean is also published twice weekly by the National Post, both in print and online. He posts regularly on Grantland (one of North America's most-read sports websites), and he is regularly quoted by, or a guest on, sports radio, television, and your favorite blog or podcast.


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Laughed out loud every time I picked it up.
hockeyhooligan
If you read DGB's blog, do yourself a favor and throw your money at him and pick up this book.
Michael
For anyone who is remotely a hockey fan, this book is a BUY BUY BUY.
Scott

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ash on September 6, 2012
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I've been a fan of the Down Goes Brown site since 2009, when laughing at Leafs fans was actually easy for a Habs fan - I've watched the content and material shift on the site over the last few years, and this book is an outright perfect collection of site content and new works that perfectly capture the humour that appeals to both casual hockey fans and winks knowingly at people who have a deeper knowledge of the game and historical events in its past. While it doesn't dig too into the more insightful observations that Down Goes Brown is capable of (in things like the Forgotten Leaf Moments series), the book is hilarious and absolutely impossible to put down - and I should know, I got written up at work for reading it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rgrekejin on September 24, 2012
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I've been a fan of the Down Goes Brown website for the last two years, and even though I'm not a Maple Leafs fan, I can't say there's a better hockey blog out there. DGB is always hilarious, bitingly sarcastic, and underpinned by a deep knowledge of NHL legend and lore. Although the blog itself started off as a Leafs blog, it has been transitioning to a more mainstream perspective for the last several years. Most of the entries that appear in this book will appeal to fans of any team, not just the Leafs. Even the occasional Leaf-centric one deals with events so famous (or infamous) that even the casual fan is probably aware of them (even if Kerry Fraser is not).

In short: I love the book, I love the website, and you should all give Sean McIndoe your money. Plus, I have it on pretty good authority that ten percent of every sale will go into a special fund to allow Sean to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. So if... hold on, let me do the math here... fifteen of you buy this book, we can restore financial stability to a proud NHL franchise. Come on, do your part, won't you?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 18, 2012
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Fantastic book from front to back. Lots of jokes for people who know a lot of hockey history. DGB's wit is razor sharp and by spreading it equally between teams no one is ever picked on. I recommend this book to anyone who likes hockey and a clever sense of humor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FeteTony on January 14, 2013
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It starts out funny and that just never ends. Really terrific book all in all, big fan of his blog as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott on January 5, 2013
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Sean McIndoe (Down Goes Brown) is not only a hilarious writer - he's one of the most brilliant journalists on the web, with the incredible and often-lost ability to put great pieces of opinion and excellent thought points within a well-crafted and entertaining column. When I purchased the book, I was worried that I would get sick of his cookie-cutter article styles by the end, but how can you possibly get sick of something so well done?

For anyone who is remotely a hockey fan, this book is a BUY BUY BUY. It's a collection of his old columns, along with some new content. Even if you've read every one of his articles before, it's still well worth the trip back in memory lane. A great job done by McIndoe on a regular basis, and in the publishing of this book. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joe Powell on December 15, 2012
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Funniest book I have read in a long time and it really helped me through the hockey lockout. Great read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Conan Smeeth on November 8, 2012
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Having been a longtime fan of the genius that is Down Goes Brown, I was extremely excited for his book. Combining his greatest hits with some new ones, I was laughing at every single page. If you like hockey and/or piercingly funny wit, this is the book for you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hockeyhooligan on October 30, 2012
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Thoroughly enjoyed each and every chapter, even one's I'd read before on the website. Laughed out loud every time I picked it up. Recommend to every NHL fan with a sense of humor.
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