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Sophandros
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If you want an excellent book that will make you think about sports, I recommend 'Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It' -- it's getting hard to find, but it raises real questions about the underlying assumptions involved in race, sports, and how we organize competition.


good call. Read that one a while back and it's certainly worth the read.






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Phathead
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Anything John Feinstein.





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632627
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i forgot the exact title but the mickey mantle autobiography was one of the best books ive ever read.

i believe there is a book about the brooklyn dodgers that is supposed to be great as well.






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TigersOfGeauxld
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There are several great golf books. The Greatest Game Ever Played


Beat me to it, I read the book after watching the movie, and it's an amazing story.



The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf



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Zamoro10
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A Fan's Notes: a Fictional Memoir.

This books is so good I don't know what to say. Encapsulates what it is to be a sports fan.






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Sheep
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i believe there is a book about the brooklyn dodgers that is supposed to be great as well.


I assume you mean The Boys of Summer, by Roger Kahn.

It is really good.

Prepare your collective anuses. I'll try to remember to make a list when I can get in front of my bookshelves tonight.






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TigerNutts
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The Match!





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D011ahbi11
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Ed Conroy, basketball coach at Tulane, is a cousin of Pat Conroy and coached at the Citadel prior to coming to Tulane

I'm beginning to lose all the confidence I had in Coach Conroy, what about you?






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barry
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About the Brooklyn Dodgers. Any book by Kahn is fantastic.






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TreyAnastasio
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That golf book that Trey posted looks badass. Will order.


Its awesome. Im going to go dig it out of my parents basement and re-read it.

Ill add another vote for My Losing Season.



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Jake88
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The greatest baseball book I've ever read was The Glory of Their Times.

Then try A Game of Brawl and/or Rowdy Richard.






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