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Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love by [Zirin, Dave]
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Even in the presence of model franchises throughout the sports world, Zirin makes a strong argument that team owners are ruining our storied teams, not to mention the sports themselves. But then, what's new? Profiling a rogues' gallery of owners—among them, the Yankees' George Steinbrenner, the Colorado Rockies' Charlie Monfort, the Oklahoma Thunder's Clay Bennett—Zirin says that many owners rely, primarily through legalized extortion, on public coffers to stay afloat. He also discusses the baseball owners' acquiescence in their players' use of steroids and the too-rapid expansion of the NHL that has diluted the quality of play for decades. There are many to blame for the strange state of pro sports today, including overweening politicians, fans, and sports media. But, from the evidence in Zirin's book, ownership is a good place to start. --Alan Moores

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"Zirin makes a strong argument that team owners are ruining our storied teams, not to mention the sports themselves."--Booklist

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  • File Size: 906 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (June 30, 2010)
  • Publication Date: July 20, 2010
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003L7860A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,143,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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