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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I just finished Sports Fan's Soul - what a great read for the true fan just before Xmas. The authors have done an excellent job of giving us a behind the scene look into the world of sports. I was touch by the human side given to what we usually think of as a big money profession. It truly points out why sports are so popular in our society by the many life lessons learned from the contributors.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
From humorous to serious, the stories contained in this book are well worth reading. Some of the stories are written by the athletes themselves, others by the journalists who covered them, and still others by the everyday sports lover no one has ever heard of outside the communities in which they play and coach. This book covers virtually every sport from little league to the Olympics and professionals, although my four star rating rather than five is a result of the fact that only one soccer and one or two hockey stories appear in the book. Notwithstanding the lack of coverage of my two favorite sports, however, this book made me laugh aloud, and made tears well in my eyes as an athlete, a coach, and a father. The book is worth buying if only for the quotations that precede several of the chapters. Overall, it is a book that can be read in one sitting, or a story at a time; either way, it will inspire and delight anyone who loves sports, and the best and worst in all of us they evoke.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for sports only book with victories on the field, buy another book. This is truly about sports used as a backdrop in the telling of the human element in facing life's hardships and to be able to laugh at oneself when needed. A must read for anybody, whether they are a hardcore sports fan or the casual observer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
"Chicken Soup For The Sports Fans Soul" is a phenomenal book. It tells many stories including goof ups, sports stars who have done great things for other people, and just about every headline story in the world of sports. It is a very inspirational book. One of my favorite stories was when a team takes one of their players out of the hospital when he is lying in his bed so he could celebrate a victory. I recommend this book to any person interested in sports. The sports in this book range from golf to rugby. The writers of this book including Jack Canfield are all great.
I will tell you the truth though. Some people will agree that some of the stories are a little boring. If you like "Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul", I suggest you read "Chicken Soup For The Baseball Fans Soul". If you do read "Chicken Soup For The Sports Fans Soul" I know you will love it. I rated this book 5 stars and I think you will too. Go get it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Chicken Soup for the Sports fan's soul is a wonderful book that talks about the good and rich things in both sports and sport life. the book isn't biased and covers everything from baseball to football to hockey and even to baseball card collecting. there are some really nice and touching stories in here.
stories include with Roger Maris, Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, John Elway, and Mickey Mantle to name a few.
great book for anyone who loves sports.
this book will not only make you feel good about yourself, but also give you a greater appreciation for the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for the great victories on the field, get another book. This is more about the victories in life. To me, it's about how certain people from all walks of life overcame or battled their adversities to be the true winners. Sports in this case, is the background for these truly inspirational short stories. A little humor in some of the stories also showed us what we truly are, human. If there is ever a book that teaches character, this is it. Sports do not build character, but reveals them in a person. A must read for anybody.
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on December 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
I thought Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul was excellent. I enjoyed reading the large amount of insightful stories. My favorite story in the book is "Best Seats in the House" by Barney Cohen, which was about his season tickets to the New York Giants NFL football team and how important they were to him and his family. Reading all of these stories made me want to write about my athletic experiences like all the people did in this book. I learned more about famous athletes and what they do outside of sports and in the community. Such as the story in this book "Stadium Nights" by Bob Greene. It was about Michael Jordan and how caring he was. He had a conversation with a young boy in a wheel chair instead of anyone else in the paparazzi and also made sure one of his extremely disabled fans who had made him a valentine got free tickets to the remainder of the season. I learned that some athletes do have a soft-side and sports aren't the only thing their life revolves around. I'd recommend this book to anyone who shares a true passion for athletics.
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on April 6, 2012
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Another good book from the Chicken Soup folks. I haven't read one of the Chicken Soup books in over a decade, but wanted an inspirational and touching book. This was the one. Lots of good stories to inspire and tug at the heart strings.
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on December 16, 2009
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I bought this book for my stepdad, since he loves sports and loves to read. First of all, I love the Chicken Soup books. I do not read books, so for me to actually read these means they must be likable to me.When my stepdad opened this up, he liked it alot. Not only was I pleased, but my stepdad was also pleased.
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on June 3, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I teach a young teen Sunday School class and each year I try to think of something to give them for Christmas that will help them or, at least, they will like. I like to give books. One of my students is an advid sports fan. He liked the book.
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