Inside the ropes : sportswriters get their game on /

Most of us will never know what it's like to parachute out of a Cessna, tend goal for the Boston Bruins, burn rubber on a NASCAR track, scale Everest, or quarterback the Detroit Lions. So it's our good fortune when dauntless literary journalists actually play the sports they cover--returni...

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Imprint:Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 480 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Sportswriters -- Anecdotes.
Sports -- Anecdotes.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Journalism.
Sports.
Sportswriters.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Anecdotes.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Anecdotes.
Anecdotes.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11189581
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Other authors / contributors:Jack, Zachary Michael, 1973-
ISBN:0803219075
9780803219076
1281958417
9781281958419
0803259972
9780803259973
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Print version record.
Summary:Most of us will never know what it's like to parachute out of a Cessna, tend goal for the Boston Bruins, burn rubber on a NASCAR track, scale Everest, or quarterback the Detroit Lions. So it's our good fortune when dauntless literary journalists actually play the sports they cover--returning with firsthand tales from "inside the ropes." Here, in the tradition popularized by George Plimpton, is participatory sportswriting at its finest and most far-out. Editor Zachary Michael Jack fields a dream team of today's best sports journalists, hotshots, and rising stars in search of the game behind the.
Other form:Print version: Inside the ropes. Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PAUL GALLICO, FOUNTAINHEAD; WINTER; SPRING; SUMMER; Fall; SOURCE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; THE CONTRIBUTORS.