Sports illustrated book of the apocalypse : Two Decades of Sports Absurdity. / Jack McCallum.
- ISBN: 9781938120152 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Diversion Books, 2013.
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For the last 20 years, Sports Illustrated has collected and featured weekly signs from the world of sports that the Apocalypse is upon us: Tales of frenzied fans, egomaniacal coaches, Hall of Famers who run afoul of the law, mind-boggling bureaucracy, violent behavior and tastelessness run amok...In his new book, Sports Illustrated Book of the Apocalypse: Two Decades of Sports Absurdity, Jack McCallum (Sports Illustrated writer and New York Times bestselling author of Dream Team), compiles these examples into 18 humorous chapters to bring us all the sports insanity, including:12/27/93In an effort to help notoriously dour Norwegians appear more cheerful during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, local officials planned to distribute 80,000 "smile holders" -strap-on devices equipped with plastic hooks that tug the wearers' mouths into grins.9/22/08A 33-year-old Green Bay woman allegedly stole her estranged 15-year-old daughter's identity and enrolled in...
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