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Author Zirin, Dave.

Title Bad sports : how owners are ruining the games we love / Dave Zirin.

Imprint New York : Scribner, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.069 ZIR    Available
Edition 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Description 223 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Subject Sports administration
Sports -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Stadiums -- United States -- Finance.
Sports facilities -- United States -- Finance.
Sports and state -- United States.
ISBN 1439175748 (ebk.)
9781439175743 (ebk.)

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