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The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports

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Oscar Legbo is the 7-time winner of the Tour de Saucisse-Dommages, but lately he's been under stress. Having survived the Ebola virus and witnessed the death of his coach in the same 365-day period, he must now withstand the taunts and insults of riders who don't understand his two all-encompassing motivations for living...... the sharing of Agape Love and the protection o ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 24th 2006 by Eraserhead Press
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Danger
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: jocks, Spocks, chicken pox, crazy people, and human beings
I read this book perhaps two years ago and to this day, every time I think about it, I smile inside. Then I wonder why there is a mouth inside of me. Stop smiling, stomach mouth! Oh no, stomach mouth is eating my belt. My trousers have fallen down. My naked penis is exposed to everyone at the library right now. I'm going to end this review to address more pressing matters...
Eric Hendrixson
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Bizarro book I read, and it is why I became a fan and later a writer of Bizarro. The protagonist, with the most ridiculous of good intentions, facing overwhelming obstacles, intends to spread his message of agape love and not harming bugs by winning a cycling race. His fans are behind him. America is behind him, but his opponents are in front of him, including some opponents who do not play fair. When skulduggery fails to knock the hero out of the race, it escalates to sabotage ...more
Matt Margo
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
First came Gregor Samsa, then came William Lee, and now comes Oscar Legbo. It is not very often that a protagonist is thrust into an all-encompassing, obsessive world of bugs. Whether the bugs are becoming the protagonist himself or conversing with the protagonist through their rectums or being mercilessly crushed by the protagonist, you more than likely have a thrilling piece of literature in your hands. Such is definitely the case with "The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports," at least. Oscar L ...more
sappho_reader
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
While reading this book I kept thinking of the wonderful animated film from 2003 The Triplets of Belleville as both dealt with eccentric cyclists in France.

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In The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports Oscar Legbo is the returning champion in the Bizarro version of the Tour de France. However, the odds are stacked against him this year. Not only does he have to combat Helmut the evil German racer and his cronies that want to take the title away from him, Oscar has a profound love of bugs
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Josh Sonnier
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
An excellent book. I read this bit of photorealistic sports reporting 2 days ago and my only complaint is that IT TURNS OUT TO BE COMPLETELY UNTRUE. Donihe convinced me to 1) care about Oscar Legbo, 2)fear for the fate of his head and 3) weep for the lost dreams of an ersatz ninja and for what? I find out it was all made up. Oh well, c'est le morse, I guess. Although I am a relatively new reader of what is officially "Bizarro" fiction, I think this book and its constituent weirdness are more clo ...more
Scott
Jul 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Kevin L. Donihe's novel, The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports has to be the weirdest book I have ever read. If one can get past the somewhat disturbing crudeness of the short novel, the ride Donihe brings the reader on is highly entertaining and definitely memorable...maybe not for the right reason, but never the less, memorable!
Bradley
Dec 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Donihe's best.
Jorge Villarruel
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
¡Jesucristo en una bicicleta! Esta novelita corta (seamos sinceros, los temas que manejan los escritores de bizarro fiction sencillamente no dan para más de unas pocas páginas) trata sobre el campeón de ciclismo y héroe de los pinches gringos, Oscar Legbo, un neurótico con una enfermiza obsesión por los insectos, quien al evitar aplastar a un bicho en uno de sus entrenamientos, provoca la muerte de su entrenador.

Conforme se desarrolla la historia de Legbo, descubrimos que para algunos es un cart
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FabulousRaye
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
All I have to say is that this book was ball-staggeringly good!
Nihil
Jun 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this is where Kevin hooked me. great story.
Jorge Palacios Kindelan
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest things I've ever read in my life
Zoe Welch
Oct 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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The tittle truly says it all

Because

IT IS THE GREATEST FUCKING MOMENTS IN SPORTS.

Kevin L. Donihe is just a fantastic writer.
Morbus Iff
Feb 06, 2011 rated it liked it
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Got a little hippie/lame near the ending, but enjoyed the buildup.
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Currently, HOUSE OF HOUSES, SHALL WE GATHER AT THE GARDEN?, OCEAN OF LARD (co-written with Carlton Mellick III), GRAPE CITY, and THE GREATEST FUCKING MOMENT IN SPORTS are my books from Eraserhead Press.

I've had a lot of short fiction published since 1995. Biggest short fiction credit = a story in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LEGAL THRILLERS, published by Carroll and Graf in the US and C
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