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Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition

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The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet.

What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey—with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana—to discover the answer to this enduring question.

From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing to the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship, to the underground world of illegal jart throwing, to several competitions that involve nudity, Reilly, in his valiant quest, subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of ferret legging, both).

These fringe sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning—even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot sauna for the longest time. It's debatable whether these sports push the body or just human idiocy to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports in Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The legendary ESPN columnist and commentator recounts how he set out on a global journey to discover some of the world's stupidest sports.

About the Author

RICK REILLY has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year ten times. Formerly a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he now writes a column for ESPN: The Magazine and ESPN.com and appears on the TV network. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including Who's Your Caddy?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307577948
Subtitle:
My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Chamberlain, Mike
Read:
Chamberlain, Mike
Author:
Reilly, Rick
Author:
Chamberlain, Mike
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Subject:
Sports
Edition Description:
Six CD
Publication Date:
20100504
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.04x5.04x1.17 in. .40 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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