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Hockey Tonk: The Amazing Story of the Nashville Predators Paperback – July 13, 2008
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Two years ago Craig Leipold was virtually unknown in Nashville and the professional sports arena. Today, as the majority owner of the Nashville Predators, he is one of Nashville's most popular businessmen. Leipold is active in numerous civic and corporate organizations as well as several charities benefiting children. He has been named Nashville Sports Council "Sports Person of the Year," "1999 Father of the Year" by the Nashville Father's Day Council, and the Easter Seals "Nashvillian of the Year" following a highly successful 1998-1999 season for the Predators. He and his wife, Helen, maintain residences in Racine, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee, and are the parents of five boys.
Dr. Richard W. Oliver is an economics professor at the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University. In July 1999, he unveiled an economic study showing that the Predators had an $82 million impact on Nashville in 1998-1999 and projecting a $470 million impact over a five-year span. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book, in my opinion, is let down in the way that the material is presented. There seems to be no logic in the way the story is told, both on a macro and micro level. On the larger scale the story seems to vaguely follow a kind of chronology, but there are regular jumps both backward and forward in time. On a smaller scale, I also found the paragraphs hard to follow, as they too would randomly criss-cross the chronological flow of the text.
In addition to the above criticism, I found the writing to be very dry, and without direction. Many chapters had no clear focus, and others had no climax when it was clear there should have been. One example of that was in a chapter where (if memory serves me correctly) the authors were setting the scene for a big game against Dallas, and the tension was clearly building towards game time where we were going to see if the Preds could defeat the Stars. As the tension was rising, the authors flippantly give away the final score line -in parenthesises no less- making one wonder where the chapter was really going in the first place.
These criticisms aside, the book is still a good read, and is engaging enough that in the end I felt an emotional attachment to the Predators, and I know that I'll think of them differently next time I watch them play (on TV of course!), and in some way consider myself a fan.