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MikeHoncho47
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Livingston Parish
Member since Aug 2016
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Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
I’ve read Meat Market, Legacy, Swing Your Sword, and now reading Republicans Buy Sneakers Too. Doesn’t really have to be a true autobiography. Just prefer non-fiction.


jonboy
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Member since Sep 2003
6245 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
The Way if the Fight by George St. Pierre is worth reading. So is Why We Fight by Josh Rosenblatt (if you can stand some minor political bs).


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tigers32
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Member since Mar 2012
4494 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
Moneyball


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BlackCoffeeKid
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Thibodaux/Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2016
6060 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
The Boys in The Boat


boxcarbarney
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Constantinople Street
Member since Jul 2007
16296 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley.


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Kafka
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I am the moral conscience of TD
Member since Jul 2007
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pelicansfan123
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re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
Open by Andre Agassi is an incredible book, whether you are a tennis fan or not. I can't recommend that book enough.


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WuShock
Kansas Fan
Metairie
Member since Aug 2018
282 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
“Not a Game” by Kent Babb if you’re at all interested in Allen Iverson was a solid read.


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Lsujacket66
Member since Dec 2010
4000 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
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The Boys in The Boat


I 2nd this... read it last year and it’s a great book


Fedorkuzmich
Member since May 2019
4 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance


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jimmy the leg
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Member since Aug 2007
7229 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
Ball Four - Jim Bouton

Who's your caddy-Rick Reilly


Statsattack
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Il
Member since Feb 2013
3568 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
anything by David Halbstrem is a must read


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pvilleguru
Atlanta United Fan
Member since Jun 2009
54285 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
Some soccer related ones on my shelf are:

Seeing Red by Graham Poll - English soccer/FIFA referee for ~20 years. I found it interesting as a ref myself. He was a ref during a time when they tried making refs a full-time job.

Among the Thugs by Bill Buford - Journalist went deep inside English/European soccer hooliganism between 1982-1990. Found himself in some pretty hairy situations.

Love & Blood: at the World Cup with the footballers, fans, and freaks by Jamie Trecker - He went to the 2006 World Cup in Germany and writes about the insanity he saw over the month long tournament.

Bloody Confused! by Chuck Culpepper - American sports journalist that was getting burned out covering sports over here for 15 years. Decides to move to England, attends a soccer match (he doesn't know much about the sport and was never a fan), gets hooked, decides to go to every game Portsmouth plays, and writes about the journey over the course of a season.

Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski - More of an analytical look at several topics around the sport.


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FightinTigersDammit
Northwestern St. Fan
Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
24684 posts

re: Good sports non-fiction recommendations?
They Call it a Game- Bernie Parrish

The Unfair Advantage- Mark Donahue


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