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    Good Sports Books

    I recently bought Behind Closed Doors by Bob Woolf, one of America's first sports attorneys. Today, most people call men in his profession agents. I have to say this book is outstanding (published in 1977, bought used off Amazon.com) and had so much information about sports behind-the-scenes that even a sports nut such as myself did not know.

    Anyone else have good sports books? While reading Woolf's book, he made mention to Derek Anderson's biography done by Stan Fischler, which I am probably going to eventually find a copy of to read.

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    Believe it or not, I just started reading Patriot Reign - supposed to be great for people that like the X's and O's and strategy of the game. And like Rage Against The Machine says - Know Your Enemy.

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    For anyone who likes college or high school basketball, "Miracle Of St. Anthony" is a great read.

    picked it up last year when it came out and finished it in 4 days, it was awesome.

    as a high school junior my coach used to take us the White Eagle Hall to compete against coach Hurley's team of Bobby Hurley, Jerry Walker, Terry Dehere.

    Book gives great backround on what it took coach Hurley to keep the school open and what he has to do, besides coach these kids on the court.

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    [QUOTE=Buzzsaw]Believe it or not, I just started reading Patriot Reign - supposed to be great for people that like the X's and O's and strategy of the game. And like Rage Against The Machine says - Know Your Enemy.[/QUOTE]

    Just ordered it from Amazon. Read the reviews and it looked pretty good. thanks.

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    The Last Good Season. About the 1956 Dodgers, both on and off the field. Talks a great deal about the behind-the-scenes of the dodgers move west, and how hard they tried to stay in NY. They actually wanted to build a domed stadium in Brooklyn in 1957!

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    ... [url]www.sportsbook.com[/url] ;) ...




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    [SIZE=5]Here are two of my fav's[/SIZE]

    [IMG]http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/9b/ca/986ab220dca0f6b814b84010._AA200_.L.jpg[/IMG]





    [IMG]http://www.suite101.com/files/images/books/0060508248.jpeg[/IMG]

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    When I opened this I thought it was about sports bookies. Opps

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    If you like to read and write, you would like a chapter or two from "I Never Played The Game" by Howard Cosell. Make sure you have a sports almanac that goes back to WWII-era. Howard brings it. Mr. T got his "I Pity The Fool" from Howard.

    I think ;)

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