cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Up arrow date read date added
 
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
4.22
None
Apr 23, 2011
May 09, 2011
 
The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA
4.26
None
Feb 2010
May 09, 2011
 
Personal Foul: A First-Person Account of the Scandal that Rocked the NBA
3.77
None
Jan 2010
May 09, 2011
 
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
3.93
None
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013
 
The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas
3.56
None
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 14, 2013
 
Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition
3.81
None
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 13, 2012
 
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
3.90
None
Jul 2010
Feb 20, 2012
 
Fantasyland: A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball League
3.91
None
Dec 29, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
3.65
None
Dec 24, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
 
Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong
4.01
None
Oct 22, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
 
The Whore of Akron
3.76
None
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
 
God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back)
3.69
None
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
 
Personal Foul
3.75
None
Jan 2009
May 13, 2014
 
Are We Winning? Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball
4.07
Another enjoyable read from Will Lietch.
May 14, 2014
Oct 18, 2011
 
Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
3.89
An interesting look into a hobby I once loved.
Oct 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2012
 
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
4.14
Lengthy, but my favorite book about basketball to-date.
Nov 2009
Jul 06, 2011
 
Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis
4.06
A bit dated now, but probably quite eye opening if you're not at all familiar with basketball stats.

Could use a refresh.
Jan 25, 2014
Oct 24, 2013
 
Ball Four: The Final Pitch
4.00
Doesn't seem as shocking in light of all thee tell all books now, but I can see how it would have kick-started the genre.
Feb 07, 2014
Sep 14, 2011
 
Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
3.73
If you liked Freakonomics, and you like sports, you'll love this.
Oct 26, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics
4.14
I thought I knew enough about the history of soccer to read this, I was wrong. I learned quite a bit though.
Jun 05, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
 
Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order )
3.90
Enjoyable read about Wall Street, baseball, and sports betting.
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
 
Loose Balls : Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs & True Love in the NBA
3.41
Depressing to read this now knowing how far he has fallen, hopefully he can get it together again.

Similar to Tim Donaghy's book, it feels like a sizab
...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
My Life On a Napkin: Pillow Mints, Playground Dreams and Coaching the Runnin' Utes
3.92
Interesting insight into the world of Majerus, to which I was admittedly largely in the dark about.
Jan 2007
Jul 06, 2011
 
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big
3.23
Canseco is quite full of himself, which I'm generally okay with, it just became overbearing at points.
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
3.57
Reads much more like a textbook than I expected, but still highly informative. Definitely not the first "sports and math" book I would read. If you're ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
 
After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness
3.00
The excessive referencing of other works makes After Artest tough to read at times. The heavy quoting also makes it hard to decipher the author's poin ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 12, 2013
 
Taking Shots: Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, and the Incredible Truth about the NBA
3.27
Far too many typos in the hardcover version, misspellings, awkward sentences, and the like. The stories are interesting for the most part, but don't f ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
City Baseball Magic--Plain Talk and Uncommon Sense about Cities and Baseball Parks
4.33
A must-read for baseball fans and urban thinkers. Really an essay, not a full book, but backed with real world examples and potential scenarios where ...more
Aug 11, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
 
The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High-Stakes Business of High School Ball
3.68
An easy read that holds up ten years later. I was expecting it to feel really dated (and in some ways, you could argue it does, but they're irrelevant ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Oct 16, 2011
 
Dr. J: My Life Above the Rim and Behind Closed Doors
3.97
Pretty standard autobiography fare. Fairly comprehensive look at his life, and that avoids getting bogged down in regular season play-by-play.

There ar
...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Rss More books shelved as 'sports' »
« previous 1