Mattmiller's Reviews > Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete

Bigger Than the Game by Michael Weinreb
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Jun 27, 2011

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Looks at how the cultural climate was right in the mid eighties for a shift that lead to single players being promoted for their individuality in the context of team sports. Most of the book is about Bo Jackson, Jim McMahon, Len Bias, Brian Bosworth and Ronald Reagan. I thought he was stretching with some of the connections to the Reagan administration. Overall a good read, nostalgic and gives some of the context for how athletes have come to affect American culture.
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