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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (March 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589793080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589793088
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,509,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Readers will zip through chapters looking to see how dumb the next idea is. More than anything, Glow Pucks & 10 Cent Beer will spark debate among fans on what is truly moronic in the world of sports. (Salt Lake Tribune )

You know what this book is, right? Great travel reading, or, if you don't travel, great bathroom reading. In other words, this book is among the 101 best ideas in sports. (Jerry Greene The Orlando Sentinel )

About the Author

Greg Wyshynski is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist who specializes in blending humor with insight in covering professional, collegiate and amateur sports. Since 1999, he has served as the executive sports editor for The Connection, a Northern Virginia newspaper chain. He has received 38 Virginia Press Association awards. Mr. Wyshynski is also the senior editor for SportsFan Magazine and its website sportsfanmagazine.com. Wyshynski currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia.

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Greg Wyshynski is an award-winning sportswriter and columnist who specializes in blending humor with insight in covering professional, collegiate and amateur sports. His book, 'Glow Pucks & 10-Cent Beer: The 101 Worst Ideas in Sports History' is available now online and wherever books are sold. It's a hilarious look at sports' most ill-fated ideas, trends and decisions -- sort of like ESPN's "SportsCentury" meets "The Daily Show." Released in March 2006 by Taylor Trade Publishing, the book is already in its second printing.

Since 1999, Wyshynski has served as the executive sports editor for The Connection, a Northern Virginia newspaper chain. He has received over 40 Virginia Press Association awards for writing and editing, including one Best-in-Show nomination. Wyshynski is also the senior editor for SportsFan Magazine in Washington, DC and a hockey columnist for The Fourth Period Magazine in Ontario, Canada. His online sports humor column, 'The Jester's Quart,' has been published weekly since 1997 on over a dozen sports websites. 'Batman Sucks Forever,' a satirical screenplay he co-wrote, has been lauded by several comic sites as one of the funniest parodies ever written about the character. Wyshynski's articles have also been published on several print and online publications, including Restaurant Digest, Brutus, NJ.com, NYSportsDay.com, RottenTomatoes.com and BrokenNewz.com.

Wyshynski has appeared on several television and radio programs, offering his unique perspective on sports. He is an annual guest on 'Fox Morning News' in Washington, DC to talk about the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the Bowl Championship Series. He has appeared on National Public Radio's 'The Weigh In' to discuss college football bowl game naming rights. Wyshynski is also the host of a weekly sports television program called 'The Fairfax Sports Report' on Cox Cable in Fairfax, Va.

A graduate of the University of Maryland's College of Journalism and a native of Matawan, NJ, Wyshynski currently resides in Ashburn, Va., where he is madly in love.

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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Steve on August 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is highly amusing, and I read it cover-to-cover really quickly. This is a great gift for sports fans, even if they're not the type that watches SportsCenter every day.

Greg doesn't mince any words or speak delicately about how bad these ideas were. His grasp on sports history is truly amazing. All of the ideas my friends guessed were in the book were there, plus many more we'd never even heard of.

The writing is excellent, and I hope to see more from Greg soon.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Self on March 24, 2006
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"Glow Pucks" is a nice concise history of some of sports more..."colorful" ideas, and the ensuing mayhem. Great for fans of Kornheiser and other sports/comedy writers!
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By Dow on July 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Okay, I admit that I read as little of this book as "Swift", but if he's entitled to write a review, then so am I.

Greg Wyshynski Esq is the preeminent hockey writer in North America, and his plucky prose and sharp wit will entertain as well as educate you. I recommend this book to every living being on the face of the Earth or even New Earth.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Muumi on February 14, 2013
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At its best moments brings a smile on your face and at its worst makes you wonder the point it tries to make. As you probably already guessed from the title, it is easy read that should not be taken too seriously. Not something for the literary connoisseur, but US sports fans should find this more or less enjoyable. If you are not into football (not the European version), baseball, ice hockey or basketball this book is maybe not the best choice.
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0 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Swift on October 1, 2011
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There is a reason there are only 3 books left. That's all Amazon bought. It's been "only 3 books left" for the last few years. I read an excerpt from the book online and realized how little Greg knows about sports. Thank God I never bought this POS.
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