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The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Timeby Christopher Russo
Synopses & Reviews
THE ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR ANY SPORTS FAN, FROM ONE OF THE REIGNING KINGS OF SPORTS TALK RADIO, CHRISTOPHER “MAD DOG” RUSSO
Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams’s .406 season or Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak?
Who’d be left standing in a battle between Joe Louis and Mohammed Ali?
Which NBA team was the greatest of all time—the ’66–’67 Celtics? The ’71–’72 Lakers? What about the ’95–’96 Bulls?
Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown—Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods?
Who was the most important athlete of the twentieth century?
You’re a sports fan. You love a good argument and you’ll defend your position as fervently as Michael Jordan at crunch time. You’ll analyze games and terrible calls, throw out stats to prove a point, and heatedly debate whether a player is an overachiever—or merely overpaid.
Now, in his long-awaited and completely original book, Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo sets up and breaks down the one hundred greatest sports arguments of all time. In classic Mad Dog style, each chapter tackles a classic sports debate and takes sides with the clear, step-by-step opinions that have made Russo one of the top radio personalities in the country. The Mad Dog 100 covers it all: from baseball (Who really should go to Cooperstown?), to basketball (Chamberlain, Russell, or Shaq: who’s the NBA’s most dominant center ever?), to football (Who is the greatest NFL quarterback ever?), to hockey (What are the greatest hockey dynasties of all time?)—and is a catch-all of other crucial modern-day sports questions like: Is instant replay really worth it? What’s the true role of performance-enhancing drugs? Are salary caps really necessary?
Whether you’re reading The Mad Dog 100 or debating these sports arguments with friends, this is the definitive companion for any self-respecting sports fan.
One of the nation's most colorful and appealing sports experts offers an in-depth, in-your-face analysis of the hotly debated controversies that pepper sports history, from who is the best all-time quarterback to whether today's athletes are as good as the greats of yesteryear.
Provides an entertaining and thought-provoking look at some of the most hotly debated controversies in sports history, from who is the best quarterback of all time, to who would win in a confrontation between Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis, to whether or not today's athletes are as good as the greats from the past.
Examines one hundred classic sports debates including the question of which NBA team was the greatest, who was the most important athlete of the twentieth century, and who was the best quarterback.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER “MAD DOG” RUSSO is cohost of the top-rated sports radio talk show, “Mike and the Mad Dog” on WFAN in New York City. He also hosts a show on the new YES television network and has won radio's most prestigious honor, the Marconi Award as Major Market Personality of the Year. ALLEN ST. JOHN is a contributing writer at The Village Voice and his recent work has been honored by Best American Sports Writing 2002. He has written for the New York Times Magazine and Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, Maxim, Salon, National Geographic Adventure, and U.S. News and World Report.
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