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2005 Best American Sportswriting book

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I got it as a Father's day gift, and had to laff that Loopy wrote the foreword.

    I am not yet through it, but some tremendous stories so far:

    the 1982 Boston Marathon
    the Plaschke column on the Compton High softballers (Phat Chants)
    the guy who grew up idolizing Cosell

    The one I didn't get was Richard Sandomir imitating Cosell talking about the MNF five second delay.

    Anyone else enjoy this book?
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The Compton High one by Plaschke was excellent.

    I bought it 6-7 months ago. Haven't read it all yet. I'll usually read 3-4 pieces, set it down for a bit, read 2-3 more, etc, etc.
  3. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Member

    I actually bought that book yesterday, along with some others. Haven't gotten to it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
  4. bballscribe

    bballscribe Member

    I liked the book as well. I've read it twice since I got it seven or eight months ago. Plaschke's story was brilliantand I also enjoyed Ira Berkow's piece.
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