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 would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown? Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods?
Who was really the most important athlete of the twentieth century?
If you love sports, there's only one thing better than a good game and that's a good argument. Who's the best ever? The worst ever? Underrated? Overpaid? Now, in his long-awaited and completely original book updated for the 2003 sports season Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo sets up and breaks down the hundred greatest sports arguments of all time. In classic Mad Dog style, each chapter tackles a classic sports debate and takes sides with the lively and authoritative opinions that have made him one of the top radio personalities in the country. Whether you agree with The Dog or agree to disagree with the book's often controversial conclusions The Mad Dog 100 is the perfect companion for any sports fan.
"[The Mad Dog 100 will keep] our next bar outing from degenerating into another shrieking slap fight." Maxim
"Good fun. Russo pulls no punches in discussing the sports heroes from today and yesterday. Feel free to argue with him." Orlando Sentinel
"Russo shows a shocking willingness to be fair, citing the evidence on both sides before choosing one." Wall Street Journal
From one of the reigning kings of sports talk radio comes the essential book for any sports fan. "Mad Dog" Russo sets up and breaks down the hundred greatest sports arguments of all time.
Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams's .406 season or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown—Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods? Is Michael Jordan really the most important athlete of the twentieth century?
Sports fans love a good argument and they defend their positions as fervently as any superstar athlete or championship team. Given the challenge, they are ready to verbally replay famous and infamous games, cite a heap of statistics to prove their point, and doggedly debate the virtues of players from the most famous to the unfairly underrated. In this completely original look at classic “hot-button” disputes, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo lays out both sides of one hundred conflicts and offers his own opinion on where the truth lies.
Imbued with the boisterous humor, bold convictions, and remarkable breadth of knowledge that has made Russo the reigning king of sports radio, The Mad Dog 100 is the essential companion for any self-respecting sports fan.
About the Author
Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo is co-host of the top-rated Mike and the Mad Dog sports talk radio show on WFAN in New York City, which is also broadcast nationally on the Yes Television Network. He has won radios most prestigious honor, the Marconi Award, as Major Market Personality of the Year.Allen St. John is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and his recent work has been honored in Best American Sportswriting. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Book World, Playboy, Salon, Mens Journal, National Geographic Adventure, and U.S. News & World Report.