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Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans--And How We Get It Back

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Sky-rocketing salaries, ticket prices shooting through the roof, leagues going on strike, teams up and leaving their cities -- how is a fan to stay loyal amidst the chaos of contemporary sports?From one of sportswriting's best-known commentators, Mad as Hell is a manifesto for fans everywhere. Provocative and hilarious, it explains how players, agents, owners, and commissi ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by McGraw-Hill/Contemporary (first published 1996)
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There are some good ideas on how to rein in the sports madness in the US, particularly Paul Westphal's thoughts. There are also some god-awful ideas (pay college players? The list of reasons why that's a bad idea is endless). The bottom line is, well, the bottom line. As long as corporations/people continue to fill the ballparks and stadiums, and as long the the media keep showcasing all the sports egos 24/7 on radio and tv, there is no reason for sports owners to act any differently than they a ...more
Mary Jane
The author offers many suggestions as to how the fans can take back their sports - some are quite good, others not so much. Although this book was written several years ago, the sports world remains the same - greed rules in way too many cases.
This book has prompted me to pen a letter to the author - guess that's a good thing.
I'm not all that into sports, but I love the way Mike Lupica writes. And he's always right.
Mike Kriesel
He makes a case for how the fans can take back the sports they love.
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