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ESPN: The Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge [Kindle Edition]

Steve Wulf
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Book Description

In The ESPN Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge, Steve Wulf, acclaimed author and founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, delivers an arena’s worth of sporting wisdom, trivia, best-of lists, curiosities, legendary feats, and sacred objects–from the magic of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech to the lore of hockey’s Stanley Cup to the art of the perfectly thrown Wiffle Ball pitch. Written to remind us all why we love the games, this indispensable reference features contributions from the finest minds at ESPN, as well as guidance from actual professionals. Inside you’ll discover

• twenty-five of the greatest sporting nicknames
• the keys to being a mascot
• what happens during a pit stop
• the five best (worst?) on-field temper tantrums
• a tour of Donovan McNabb’s locker
• how Wayne Gretzky tapes his sticks
• the unbeatable secret of rock-paper-scissors
• how to tape an ankle, fold a paper football, hit a hole in one, whistle with your fingers, throw a knuckleball, jump rope like a champ, and oil a baseball glove
• advice from star athletes–learn to run routes like Jerry Rice, take a penalty kick like Landon Donovan, fake opponents out like Chris Paul, and put on your socks the John Wooden way

The ESPN Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge is the perfect antidote to our video-game culture and an essential gift for any fan who ever dreamed of throwing a tight spiral in a Super Bowl, closing out a World Series game, or lining up a putt to win a major. In other words, it’s a book for the young and the young at heart.


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About the Author

Steve Wulf is the coauthor (with Daniel Okrent) of the bestseller Baseball Anecdotes and (with Buck O’Neil) I Was Right on Time. A founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, Wulf has also been on the staffs of Time and Sports Illustrated. He has written for Entertainment Weekly, Life, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. A father of four, he lives in Westchester County, New York.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8596 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: ESPN (June 9, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002C1Z456
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #902,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ESPN: The Mighty Book of Sports Knowledge February 22, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Gave this to my son for his birthday and he immediately began reading it - he loves sports trivia and off-the beaten path knowledge and this fit the bill.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Just OK December 19, 2012
By Joyce C
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love sports, but found this book a little lacking in real interest. I had thought of giving it to a friend as a gift, but he doesn't really enjoy reading all that much and I didn't think it would hold his interest at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impress with your sports trivia... May 25, 2010
Format:Hardcover
Memorize a few of these gems and they'll probably get you some free drinks next time your in a sports bar.. haha. Joking aside, a great gift for any sports buff. I'm hoping they'll have a 2010 version soon.
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