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Bigger Than the Game : Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and the Making of the Modern Athlete

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ISBN13:

9781592405596

ISBN10:
1592405592
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/5/2010
Publisher(s):
Gotham

Summary

Weinreb offers a mesmerizing look at the 1980s when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars.

Author Biography

Michael Weinreb is the author of Game of Kings (winner of a Quill award), and a former reporter for Newsday. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. vii
Ronnie Jimp. 1
I Am Supermanp. 25
Interlude: Greenwood, South Carolinap. 54
Glamour Professionp. 61
We're Not Here to Start No Troublep. 84
Interlude: Summit, New Jerseyp. 114
Matches to a Firep. 118
A Major Malfunctionp. 147
Greed Is Healthyp. 164
Interlude: Two Commonly Told Elements of the Len Bias Narrative That Are Almost Certainly Falsep. 182
1103 Washington Hallp. 186
What a Performance!p. 209
Money Daysp. 221
A Casual Defiancep. 238
The Old College Tryp. 256
Epiloguep. 272
Acknowledgmentsp. 286
Notesp. 289
Bibliographyp. 320
Indexp. 327
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