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The Best American Sports Writing 2014 (Best American)

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Publisher Comments:

In this exciting new collection, William Nack, veteran sportswriter and author of the classic Secretariat, honors the years finest sports journalism and thus upholds the tradition that began seventeen years ago, with David Halberstam at the helm. In these pages, you will find the most provocative, compelling, tragic, and triumphant moments in sports from 2007, captured by the knights of the keyboard who make sports come alive for us day after day, week after week, year after year.

Here youll find Paul Solotaroffs excellent and uncompromising take on the neglect that a growing number of crippled NFL players continually face from the NFL players union. Jeanne Marie Laskass “G-L-O-R-Y!” offers a rousing inside look at the pregame rituals of the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders. A riveting online diary by Wright Thompson reveals a bleak and merciless landscape in China, which that countrys government would rather not have the world see during preparations for the Olympics.

Nack finds a place for the fascinating offbeat story as well as the sensational. Alongside Eli Saslows captivating article about an obscure seventeenth-century sport, similar to a giant rugby scrum, carried out in the streets of Kirkwall, Scotland, stands Franz Lidzs “scoop of the year,” a controversial and rare look into the life of George Steinbrenner, baseballs largest but recently most enigmatic figure.

This years collection marks another wonderful addition to “one of the most consistently satisfying titles in the Best American series” (Booklist).

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

Contributors include Scott Price, Rick Bragg, Gary Smith, J.R. Moehringer, and others.

Synopsis:

The Best American Sports Writing gathers the very best from sports journalists from the past year.

Synopsis:

The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Culled from over 350 publications, this collection captures the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

Synopsis:

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

Synopsis:

Peter Gammons selects the year's best in sports writing.

Synopsis:

J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.

Synopsis:

Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Peter Gammons, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

About the Author

GLENN STOUT is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912.
CHRISTOPHER MCDOUGALL is the best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. He has also written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York Magazine.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword xi Introduction by David Maraniss xvii

Larry Brown. The White Coon 1 from Field & Stream

Derek Zumsteg. Bugs Bunny, Greatest Banned Player Ever 7 from USS Mariner.com

Oscar Casares. Ready for Some Fútbol? 22 from Texas Monthly

Chris Ballard. The Game of the Year 28 from Sports Illustrated

Dave Hyde. Filling in the Pieces of Jake Scott 42 from The South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Wright Thompson. Fading Away 54 from ESPN.com

John Klima. Deal of the Century 63 from The (Torrance, California) Daily Breeze

William C. Rhoden. An Unknown Filly Dies, and the Crowd Just Shrugs 81 from The New York Times

Jeff MacGregor. Let Us Now Raze Famous Men 84 from Sports Illustrated

Sally Jenkins. Only Medal for Bode Is Fools Gold 104 from The Washington Post

Daniel Coyle. That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger 107 from The New York Times Play Magazine

Mimi Swartz. Polite When in Neutral 120 from The New York Times Play Magazine

Ian Frazier. Snook 131 from The New Yorker

William Finnegan. Blank Monday 144 from The New Yorker Michael Lewis. What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake at Night 159 from The New York Times Play Magazine

Robert Huber. The Madness of John Chaney 181 from Philadelphia Magazine

Michael Wilbon. The Real Deal in So Many Ways 192 from The Washington Post

Bob Hohler. $neaker War 196 from The Boston Globe

Sara Corbett. Baseball for Life 225 from The New York Times Play Magazine

Eli Saslow. A New Game Plan 240 from The Washington Post Magazine

Eric Neel. The Saturday Game 261 from ESPN.com

Bryan Smith. Playing 4 Keeps 282 from Chicago Magazine

L. Jon Wertheim. The Ultimate Assist 293 from SI.com

Bruce Wallace. In Iraq, Soccer Field Is No Longer a Refuge 304 from The Los Angeles Times

Steve Friedman. A Moment of Silence 309 from Runners World

John Brant. Team Hoyt Starts Again 322 from Runners World

Paul Cullum. The Big Show by Little People 337 from The Los Angeles Times Magazine

Bill Buford. Talking Turkey 346 from The New Yorker

Contributors Notes 359 Notable Sports Writing of 2006 365

Product Details

ISBN:
9780544147003
Author:
Stout, Glenn
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Maraniss, David
Author:
Gammons, Peter
Author:
Nack, William
Author:
Moehringer, J. R.
Author:
Wilbon, Michael
Author:
McDougall, Christopher
Author:
Leavy, Jane
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 432 pages Mariner Books - English 9780544147003 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Best American Sports Writing gathers the very best from sports journalists from the past year.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Culled from over 350 publications, this collection captures the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.
"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of the year's best sportswriting

"Synopsis" by ,

Peter Gammons selects the year's best in sports writing.

"Synopsis" by , J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collection showcases those journalists who are at the top of their game.
"Synopsis" by ,
Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Peter Gammons, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.
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