A quick and funny read, I hope Leitch has another book on the way.
Regardless, it was a quick and easy read, enjoyable for any sports fan, unless they're employed by a certain sports network.
He introduces the fourth chapter by referencing a February 2006 'Super Bowl' between the 'Steelers' and the 'Panthers'.
We start with the sports Web site, "Deadspin."
It's a little difficult to describe, but worth a try. Read more
It's not all brilliance and whatever, but it is funny and it is true. And the title of the book is exactly true that the fan is always the person getting screwed over. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kocese
I meant to read this a year or so ago, but I was distracted by laundry and drinking. Regardless, it was a quick and easy read, enjoyable for any sports fan, unless they're employed... Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Burnsy
I had read Will Leitch on his blog, [...] and was very impressed (it's worth noting that there's a ton of new material here, and an unfamiliarity with deadspin in no way inhibits... Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Johnson Clancy
This is a fun book to read--filled with insightful (often sarcastic) comments on athletes, the media and sports fan. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by Mediaman
This blogger will never be confused with the immortals of sports writing such as Jim Murray, Tex Maul or Ray Blount. Read morePublished on September 5, 2008
Will Leitch recently gained national fame through an appearance on (Bob) Costas Now and a failed debate on sports blogging with the boorish Buzz Bissinger. Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by Best Of All
An astute author, editor or publisher knows that while factual errors may mildly tarnish the credibility of a memoir, they can destroy the credibility of an expose'. Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by W. C. Bonner
I agree with the "blook" description from someone else. Starts off pretty well, but gradually loses steam. Read morePublished on May 17, 2008 by Jerry Graff