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“The King of Sports is a fantastic book” ―Chuck Todd
“Read this book with a highlighter in hand. It is the most significant book you will ever read on football.” ―Brian Kenny, former anchor, SportsCenter
“I've long admired Gregg Easterbrook's writing. Now I admire his conscience. The King of Sports is an important book for football America.” ―Peter King, senior writer, Sports Illustrated
“The King of Sports provides a vivid, authoritative, insightful and above all provocative account of the role of football in American life.” ―Michael Mandelbaum, author of The Meaning of Sports
“The King of Sports is a must-read for all of us who love the game of football.” ―Aaron Schatz, editor-in-chief, Football Outsiders.com
“[Easterbrook] delivers hits more devastating than the most ferocious, head-hunting linebacker…. [he] does it again, again and again in The King of Sports, a startling and disturbing new book that takes aim at hypocrisy in the National Football League and big money college football.” ―Buffalo News
“Provocative and thoughtful.” ―Tampa Bay Times
“College and professional football generates billions of dollars annually in revenue. Easterbrook, the author of ESPN's popular column Tuesday Morning Quarterback, looks beyond the dollar signs, examining many of the sport's darker issues… A valuable analysis that will significantly alter the ways that readers view football.” ―Booklist
“Easterbrook presents muchto consider and discuss in his diagnosis and treatment plan, which should be of interest to a broad audience.” ―Library Journal, starred review
“No matter how you feel about football's issues, The King of Sports offers plenty to think about. It's a blitz of sports and cultural perspective well worth any fan's time.” ―Creative Loafing Charlotte
“One of the Web's surprise cult hits.” ―The New York Times on Tuesday Morning Quarterback
“Hilarious entertainment . . . Tuesday Morning Quarterback has pretty much locked up the genre of humorous football poetry.” ―National Public Radio, "All Things Considered"
“Trenchant analysis, wrenching case studies, Utopian recommendations.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Tuesday Morning Quarterback
A bit too pro Virginia Tech...not just a bit...way too pro Virginia tech. I agree with many of the arguments by the author, though, and the book is necessary so we can demand... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Derrick C. Hiebert-Flamm
Gregg Easterbrook' book is about college and professional football, what’s wrong with it, how to fix it, and how the cynical big money games work with the NCAA and NFL. Read morePublished 26 days ago by William H. Casola
People who watch football (the USA version) should read this book.
It is not an effort to ruin the sport for the fans but rather to show them
that yes football is a great... Read more
If you love College Football the way I do then you need to read this book to understand how the powers that are raking in the millions are killing this sport. Read morePublished 7 months ago by VTMark
Not a football fan. At all. Read this book as it was someone lent it to my husband, and it was sitting around the house. I was intrigued, then I could not put it down. Read morePublished 8 months ago by V. C.
A good and interesting read. The author did an overkill with his opinions. I especially enjoyed his coverage of Virginia Tech.Published 10 months ago by James F. Johnson
Great read, good writer and useful ideas. A few typos through the book though. Overall, a very good read.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
There's some good information in here about the NCAA and the NFL abuses of public funding, and there are also some good ideas on
ways to reform player safety, especially in... Read more