Bigger Than The Game: Bo, Boz, The Punky Qb, And How The '80S Created The Modern Athlete

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A mesmerizing look at the year when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars.Greed and excess defined the 1980s, and the sports world was no exception. Shifting from the love of the game to the love of money, athletes made the transition from representing honor and humility to becoming brash and branded. Capturing the stories of headliners who...

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Gotham (August 5, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1592405592
ISBN-13: 978-1592405596
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2629068
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Just as the Yankees/Summer of Sam and Cowboys/Beleaguered Patriotism defined the '70s, and OJ/Michael Jordan the '90s, author Michael Weinreb does a great job encapsulating all the names and faces from this vital decade in American sports culture, bu...



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d on this trend, Bigger Than the Game charts the rise (and sometimes spectacular fall) of four athletes over the span of one of the most dramatic eras in sports.Meticulously researched, with stirring, you-are-there reporting, Bigger Than the Game assembles a cast that includes Jim McMahon, who took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl glory despite his penchant for partying and his aversion to following the game plan; Brian Boswoth, the university of Oklahoma linebacker who mugged for the cameras while calling the NCAA a communist organization; Bo Jackson, who pursued promising careers in both pro football and baseball; and Len Bias, poised to ensure the Boston Celtics' dominance but died of a cocaine overdose just one day after the draft. Also packed with portraits of folk heroes such as "Refrigerator" Perry and Michael Jordan, Bigger Than the Game offers a riveting ride for every sports fan.