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Gospel According to ESPN, The: Saints, Saviors, and Sinners - Jay Lovinger; Editor-Jay Lovinger; Introduction-Hunter S. Thompson
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Gospel According to ESPN, The: Saints, Saviors, and Sinners - First edition

2002, ISBN: 078686754X

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[EAN: 9780786867547], [PU: Hyperion October 2002], Performing Arts|Television|General, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Sports, Social Science|Ethnic Studies, Sports & Recreation|Essays, Sports & Recreation|History, Jacket, 1st Edition / 1st Printing - Previous owner's name and green mark on inside front cover. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. DJ is VG. . . . TOC: 244 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm Contents: Introduction / Hunter S. Thompson -- Prophets : Avery Brundage, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King / Robert Lipsyte -- Fallen angels : Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Bobby Knight, Billy Martin, Hurricane Carter, O.J. Simpson, Hollywood Henderson / Peter Carlson -- Saints : Nile Kinnick, Mark Fidrych, Ruffian / Le Anne Schreiber -- Saviors : Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Pete Rozelle, Tiger Woods / Ralph Wiley -- Gods : Jack Dempsey, Vince Lombardi, Bill Russell, Jackie Stewart, Jim Brown, Ted Williams, Secretariat, Steve Dalkowski, Battling Siki, Walter Johnson / George Plimpton. . . . Following the success of the New York Times bestseller ESPN SportsCentury comes a new collection of essays, illustrations, and photographs that explores a completely original concept: sports as the American secular religion. We've all seen the images: a stadium of fans performing the 'we are not worthy' genuflection, a St. Vincent Lombardi medal, Michael Jordan being followed by a worshipful crowd of media members. And what room doesn't grow silent to absorb the words of the prophet-like Muhammad Ali, or to revel in footage of the miracle victory of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Indeed, the parallels are unmistakable: Sports is America's secular religion, and its famous figures occupy a hallowed place in our culture.

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The Gospel According to ESPN, The: Saints, Saviors, and Sinners - Jay Lovinger
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With an introduction by Hunter S. Thompson.Following the success of the New York Times bestseller ESPN SportsCentury comes a new collection of essays, illustrations, and photographs that explores a completely original concept: sports as the American secular religion.We've all seen the images: a stadium of fans performing the "we are not worthy" genuflection, a St. Vincent Lombardi medal, Michael Jordan being followed by a worshipful crowd of media members. And what room doesn't grow silent to absorb the words of the prophet-like Muhammad Ali, or to revel in footage of the miracle victory of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Indeed, the parallels are unmistakable: Sports is America's secular religion, and its famous figures occupy a hallowed place in our culture.No one has ever captured this topic as cogently as the writers included in Saints, Saviors and Sinners. Each section of the book is accompanied by numerous photographs, which viscerally support the theme of each grouping. Le Anne Schreiber writes about "Saints," Ralph Wiley discusses "Saviors," Peter Carlson examines "Sinners," Robert Lipsyte explores the "Prophets," and George Plimpton delves into "God." Superbly designed by the prize-winning team behind ESPN SportsCentury, Saints, Saviors and Sinners is far more than a compendium of photos, illustrations, and essays -- it is a cohesive, insightful, and instructive examination of America's top sports figures and their posit essays,history of sports,miscellaneous,sports and outdoors,teen and young adult Sports & Outdoors, Hyperion

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The Gospel According to Espn: Saints, Saviors & Sinners - Lovinger, Jay
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[EAN: 9780786867547], [PU: Hyperion Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.], Sports & Recreation|Essays, Biography & Autobiography|General, Jacket, First Edition and Printing. A NEAR FINE, bright, clean, tight, collector-worthy copy sans rips/tears, staining, markings, discoloration, etc. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED in black-and-white and full color photographs with accompanying descriptive captions/passages. "The Gospel According to ESPN: Saints, Saviors & Sinners" looks at the power sports wields as the ultimate American secular religion.and its effects on the people who play-and watch-our games. The book features six essays on the athletes, coaches and commissioners who make up the sacred-and sometimes profane-hierarchy. Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson. 'Prophets' by Robert Lipsyte: Avery Brundage, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King. 'Fallen Angels' by Peter Carlson: Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Bobby Knight, Billy Martin, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, O.J. Simpson, Hollywood Henderson. 'Saints' by Le Anne Schreiber: Nile Kinnick, Mark Fidrych, Ruffian. 'Saviors' by Ralph Wiley: Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Pete Rozelle, Tiger Woods. 'Gods' by George Plimpton:Jack Dempsey, Vince Lombardi, Bill Russell, Jackie Stewart, Jim Brown, Ted Williams, Secretariat, Walter Johnson. 248 pages. *NOTE: Due to size and weight of book additional shipping will be required for out-of-U.S. shipment in accordance with destination.

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The Gospel According to ESPN : The Saints, Saviors, and Sinners of Sports - Jay Lovinger
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Thus, the Distilled Wisdom of Hunter S. Thompson, from the Good Doctor's Introduction to this book on the provocative convergence of religion and sports in America, and the rise of sports to its current prominent position as this country's ultimate secular religion. Who can argue? Who among us has not felt an awed hush upon coming out of those concrete tunnels and seeing, for the first time, the perfect green of Yankee Stadium? Who among us has sat in the cold of Lambeau Field in December ... yes, on a late Sunday morning ... and not felt ourselves to be part of a congregation of like-minded pilgrims? Who among us has seen Michael Jordan in flight and not thought it a miracle? Let he who is without a sense of wonder cast the first stone. essays,history of sports,miscellaneous,sports and outdoors,teen and young adult Sports & Outdoors, Hyperion Press

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The Gospel According to Espn: Saints, Saviors & Sinners - Lovinger, Jay (ed)
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The Gospel According to Espn: Saints, Saviors & Sinners

Following the success of the bestseller "ESPN Sports Century" comes a new collection of essays, illustrations, and photographs that explores a completely original concept: sports as the American secular religion.

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ISBN (ISBN-10): 078686754X
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Publishing year: 2002
Publisher: Hyperion Books, New York NY, U.S.A.

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