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)

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Title
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)
author Will Leitch
ISBN 92302
Language
Category Entertainment & Sports
Publisher Harper
Pages 304
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

Sports Rants 101, from the architect of the snarky blog Deadspin.com.Freelance biographer Leitch brings his Deadspin vibe offline in a accumulating of essays breathlessly spewing animadversion about aggregate that bothers him apropos the amateur he evidently loves. Former big-league pitcher/racist John Rocker is a jerk! The sports media is annoying! Owners are acquisitive a-holes! Sure, already every few capacity he has article nice to say—he has a bendable atom for Washington Wizards addle-brain Gilbert Arenas, for instance—but for the best allotment he barrages the clairvoyant with acrimony and negativity. Approximately 90 percent of the book is a tongue-not-quite-far-enough-in-cheek anatomization of aggregate that’s burst in big-time sports, but Leitch isn’t decidedly affecting back it comes to talking about what he likes. If the players are such prima donnas, and the owners are so greedy, and the media consistently gets on his nerves, why does he alike pay attention? Leitch’s antipathy for ESPN is abnormally tiresome. It’s absolutely all appropriate to altercate how abundant he hates about all of the network’s talking heads—he’s advantaged to his opinion—but whether this claim 50-plus pages is actively questionable. The absolute book reads like a blog, and blogs are time-sensitive to the point of actuality disposable aural days. So what does that acquaint you?Shaking a anchor at the sports enactment may assignment online, but Leitch’s frequently tedious, alone periodically agreeable acclamation loses article in its adaptation to the page.

ESPN thinks its viewers are stupid. The Olympics claw at your inner sap. Barbaro, after all, was just a horse. So says Will Leitch, founding editor of Deadspin.com, whose God Save the Fan is your new manifesto.Arch and unrepentant, Leitch is the mouthpiece for all the frustrated fans who just want their games back from big money, bloated egos, and blathering sportscasters. Always a fan first and a journalist second, Leitch considers the perfection of fantasy leagues, the meaninglessness of the steroids debate, and the aching permanence of loyalty to just one team. He'll tell you why, long before that dogfighting mess, Michael Vick's undercover STD clinic name was Ron Mexico; why athletes persist in publicly praising God; and what the beer companies really think about you. Share Leitch's dread as he spends twenty—four hours watching ESPN. Sit and have a beer with John Rocker and his surprising girlfriend. Be inspired by Rick Ankiel's phoenixlike rise, and fall. With a voice strengthened by the success of Deadspin and its chorus of commenters, Leitch has written all—new material for God Save the Fan. If you or a fan you love is suffering from the sense of listless dissatisfaction brought on by the leagues and networks, this is your restorative tonic. Packed with lists, glossaries, confessions, and rages, Leitch's manifesto sings a rallying cry for fan empowerment. The games, after all, belong to us.

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