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The Resource Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love, Dave Zirin

Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love, Dave Zirin

Label
Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love
Title
Bad sports
Title remainder
how owners are ruining the games we love
Statement of responsibility
Dave Zirin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a look at the big business and immoral practices behind professional sports. The fastest growing sector of today's sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs, and $9 beers to owners endlessly demanding new multimillion dollar stadiums funded by public tax dollars. Those sitting in the owners' boxes are increasingly placing profit over players' performances and fan loyalty. This book cuts through the hype and bombast to zero in on tales of abusive, dictatorial owners who move their teams thousands of miles away from their fan base, use their stadiums as religious and political platforms, or hold communities ransom for millions of dollars of taxpayer money to fund their gargantuan stadiums. As the multibillion dollar sports industrial complex continues to lumber along, the author is the voice in the wilderness, speaking out for the common fan with a tough, passionate, and intelligent voice that will remind readers that there is more to sportswriting than glowing athlete profiles
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zirin, Dave
Dewey number
796.06/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV713
LC item number
.Z57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Stadiums
  • Sports facilities
  • Sports and state
Label
Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love, Dave Zirin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn464593138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9781439175743
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2009049920
System control number
(OCoLC)464593138
Label
Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love, Dave Zirin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn464593138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9781439175743
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2009049920
System control number
(OCoLC)464593138

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