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Bad Sports : How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Hardcover)

Author: Zirin, Dave

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A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE ?CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING? (THE WASHINGTON POST)

The fastest-growing sector of today?s sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs, and $9 beers to owners endlessly demanding new multimillion-dollar stadiums funded by public tax dollars. Those sitting in the owners? boxes are increasingly placing profit over players? performances and fan loyalty.Bad Sports cuts through the hype and bombast to zero in on tales of abusive, dictatorial owners who move their teams thousands of miles away from their fan base, use their stadiums as religious and political platforms, or hold communities ransom for millions of dollars of taxpayer money to fund their gargantuan stadiums.

As the multibillion-dollar sports-industrial complex continues to lumber along, Dave Zirin is the voice in the wilderness, speaking out for the common fan with a tough, passionate, and intelligent voice that will remind readers that there is more to sportswriting than glowing athlete profiles.

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Publisher Scribner
Mfg Part# 9781416554752
SKU 212942431
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416554750
Release Date 7/20/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0223
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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