Gospel According to ESPN : The Saints, Saviors, and Sinners of Sports

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-06
  • Publisher: Hyperion
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Thus, the Distilled Wisdom of Hunter S. Thompson, from the Good Doctor's Introduction to this book on the provocative convergence of religion and sports in America, and the rise of sports to its current prominent position as this country's ultimate secular religion. Who can argue? Who among us has not felt an awed hush upon coming out of those concrete tunnels and seeing, for the first time, the perfect green of Yankee Stadium? Who among us has sat in the cold of Lambeau Field in December ... yes, on a late Sunday morning ... and not felt ourselves to be part of a congregation of like-minded pilgrims? Who among us has seen Michael Jordan in flight and not thought it a miracle? Let he who is without a sense of wonder cast the first stone.

Author Biography

Jay Lovinger is a former managing editor of Life magazine and the founding editor of The Washington Post Magazine.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Prophetsp. 9
Avery Brundage
Muhammad Ali
Billie Jean King
Fallen Angelsp. 59
Ty Cobb
Pete Rose
Bobby Knight
Billy Martin
Hurricane Carter
O.J. Simpson
Hollywood Henderson
Saintsp. 113
Nile Kinnick
Mark Fidrych
Saviorsp. 159
Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Pete Rozelle
Tiger Woods
Godsp. 209
Jack Dempsey
Vince Lombardi
Bill Russell
Jackie Stewart
Jim Brown
Ted Williams
Steve Dalkowski
Battling Siki
Walter Johnson
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