The Worst of Sports: Chumps, Cheats, and Chokers from the Games We Love (Paperback)

Chumps, Cheats, and Chokers from the Games We Love

By Jesse Lamovsky, Matthew Rosetti, Charlie DeMarco

Ballantine Books, 9780345498915, 314pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007

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Description

TAKE THEM OUT OF THE BALL GAME-PLEASE
From star running back Bryon "Bam" Morris's interesting (and totally illegal) sideline career to the 1950s Kansas City A's sneaky relationship with the New York Yankees; from French golfer Jean Van de Velde's epic choke on 18 at the 1999 British Open to the infamous Cleveland Ten-Cent Beer Night riot of 1974; from Hungary's bloody 1956 Olympic water polo match with the Soviet Union to the definitive analysis of basketball coach Larry Brown's sartorial evolution and hoops maven Mike Fratello's hair devolution-if it's bad and sports related, then it's likely in The Worst of Sports.
An uproarious collection of the most controversial and regrettable moments in major pro and college athletics, with a sprinkling of the obscure, The Worst of Sports is a compendium of abject failure, harebrained decision-making, avarice, and rank stupidity-in other words, the stuff that some athletes, and fans, are best at.
Whether you're a casual fan or a face-painting zealot, you'll find plenty to root for (or against) in The Worst of Sports.
"Original and funny, this book will entertain the pessimist that lurks in all of us who don't root for the Yankees."
-Mike Greenberg, author of Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot


About the Author

Jesse Lamovsky is the coauthor (with fellow Phat Phree writers Matthew Rosetti and Charlie DeMarco) of The Worst of Sports: Chumps, Cheats, and Chokers from the Games We Love. He was also a writer for the Cleveland sports webzine Swerbs Blurbs. Lamovsky lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Matthew Rosetti is the coauthor (with fellow Phat Phree writers Jesse Lamovsky and Charlie DeMarco) of The Worst of Sports: Chumps, Cheats, and Chokers from the Games We Love. He lives in New York City. Charlie DeMarco is the creator of The Phat Phree and the coauthor (with Jesse Lamovsky and Matthew Rosetti) of The Worst of Sports: Chumps, Cheats, and Chokers from the Games We Love. He has directed numerous short films, and written and performed in the wildly popular Phat Mondays live sketch comedy show. DeMarco lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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