View Full Version : Sports books that aren't lame

11-06-11, 07:41 AM
Sometimes I like books about sports, but more often than not they're weak, ghost written stories based on interviews with former pro athletes. If anyone knows some that don't fit into that category I'd love to know. Here are my top few:

Tropic of Hockey--Dave Bidini
Musician and writer travels all corners of the globe with his gear in search of hockey. Funny bits like playing with the national team of the United Arab Emirates (?!) and serious, like the hockey history between Romanians and ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania. Kind of like Leafs and Habs, but with war added to the mix.

Midnight Hockey--Bill Gaston
One for all players whose knees and wind have seen better days, about the joys of old timers hockey, along with great stories about a few years playing in the minor league to the minor leagues in France as a young guy.

The Game--Ken Dryden
Reflections on hockey and years with possibly the best Habs lineup ever, by one of the best goalies ever, long before a weak stint as a federal MP.

01-10-11, 05:34 PM
Just read 'The Last Boy' which is a bio of Mickey Mantle.
Looking for Bobby Orr [I think thats what is called]
Gretzky's Tears

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01-10-11, 09:51 PM
Fly Fishing by JR Hartley