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Freeman's ESPN book

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Shaggy, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Is "ESPN - The Uncensored History" worth reading? Should I buy it for 8 bucks on amazon?

    And please, ESPN haters, go the fuck away for one thread.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member


    "No comment."
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Do you like ESPN? If yes, buy the book.
    Do you dislike some of the personalities at ESPN? If yes, buy the book.
    Do you enjoy "behind the scenes" documentaries and/or books? If yes, buy the book.
    Do you think it's a bargin at $8 on Amazon? If yes, buy the book.
  4. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    For $8, yeah. The stuff about how Getty Oil basically got ESPN off the ground is pretty interesting. The "juicy" stuff is a bit uneven. You can tell that Olbermann was a major source for his stuff -- given everything that is out there about how Keith is a prima donna and incredibly difficult to work with, you can tell that it is glossed over by Freeman. But if you want to understand the entire culture of ESPN, it is an important book.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    But try abebooks.com. I just did a search and found a hard cover for as little as $3.95
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I own it and it cost me more than $8, it was worth it.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    It's a bit dry in stretches, but it is solidly reported and I enjoyed reading it.
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Another really good place to buy used books (I use it for all of mine) is www.half.com.
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