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The Babe in Boyland Hardcover – November, 1996
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Wisecracks from the only woman to host a sport-talk radio show. This book was just pushed up from November.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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But Dr. Suess appealed to a much more intelligent audience. I tried to grasp where this woman's obvious bitterness came from. Um, memo to Nanci- Bulldog Briscoe is the one they make fun of on Fraizer. There's no need to try to be the female who emulates him- or similar sports talk gabbers such as Pete Franklin and Mark Madden.
Let's see some experts from this book. Telling her life story, she said that she dropped a lot of LSD when she was 24 and "grew up a lot that summer".
You know, I thought you grew up when you STOPPED doing drugs. But this is the Fabulous Sports Babe logic that we know and love so well, and why she made that wonderful career choice to leave ESPN for the now defunct Sports Fan Radio Network.
Her favorite football coaches are John Cooper and Dennis Green, for crying out loud! Me, I like Noll and Holtz, but, hey, that's only because I like to win come the post season and don't evaluate a coach by how many softball interviews he gives you.
I love sports talk, but if you're looking for a good sports book written by a talk show host- try "You Could Argue But You'd Be Wrong" by Pete Franklin. That will have the attack mode you're looking for, actually be funny, and actually is factually correct.
Me, I'm still trying to figure out when that undefeated season that she said John Cooper enjoyed at Ohio State was . . . .
I couldn't wait for her book to come out, but found myself very disappointed at the result. It is riddled with mindless vulgarity and has very little thoughtful insight into the broadcating business and sports. When in doubt, spew a few f words and hope the audience will laugh. I'm sorry, it doesn't work.
While railing against the idiocy of the average sportstalk caller, this book instead contributes to the dumbing down of the American sports fan.