The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks: And Other Goofballs, Cads, Miscreants, Reprobates, and Weirdos (Plus a Few Good Guys)
There are steroids in baseball, crooked game officials in basketball, and the salaciousness of Peeping Toms with video cameras in the shenanigans ... Show synopsis There are steroids in baseball, crooked game officials in basketball, and the salaciousness of Peeping Toms with video cameras in the shenanigans known as Spygate. If there was ever a time for the chronicling of jerks in all of their glorious jerkiness, the time is now. To the greedy, absurd, and self-centered athlete, we salute you. To the obnoxious, petulant, and needle-pinched, well, this book's for you. It's The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks. Welcome to the book of the sordid, the corrupt, the morbid, and the psycho. A la-la land where Bobby Knight is legend; Tim Donaghy, head of the Gambling Prevention Department; Bill Belichick, the secretary of defense; Barry Bonds, the president; Ron Artest, the vice admiral of fan relations; Robert Irsay, the minister of finance; and Ty Cobb, the secretary of state. The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks is short, sweet, and on-point--the skewering and roasting of the biggest hot dogs in baseball, boxing, golf, football, basketball, hockey, auto racing, media, and other fields of athletic play and extended adolescence. This book has a sardonic sense of humor that is befitting some of the more infamous characters in sports history. Indeed The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks is not simply a depressing recital of the pitfalls of the athletic rich and famous. The careful documenting of the infamous 100 jerks is complemented by the interesting stories, rich anecdotes, weapons-grade one-liners, and stories that focus on some of the oddballs, weirdos, and even the oh-so-few good guys (and gals) in sports history.