The Best American Sports Writing 2010

The Best American Sports Writing Well established as the premier sports anthology The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year Edited by the award winning Peter Gammons th

  • Title: The Best American Sports Writing 2010
  • Author: Peter Gammons Glenn Stout Karl Taro Greenfeld
  • ISBN: 9780547152486
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year Edited by the award winning Peter Gammons, the pieces in this volume embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity, and excitement.

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    1. I usually make fun of sports journalism. After all, these people simply write about something that fans already know about. But, like Bryant Gumble's HBO show, this collection is incredibly in-depth, thought-provoking, and gives you insight that you've never had before. This collection is especially depressing, I must warn you. There's a lot about football players' head injuries (it almost makes you never want to watch the sport again). There's also a story about a runner's becoming a vegetable [...]


    2. I've read all 20+ books in this series and 2010 was one of the weakest 2 or 3 which still leaves it as a worthy read. Even those who care nothing for sports will enjoy this series as it contains my favorite articles of any kind year after year.


    3. My first exposure to this series was when I took a sports journalism class in college over 10 years ago. This edition has some misses, but also has some of the best stories I've encountered in the series.In keeping with the times, stories about football concussions are prevalent, and all of them fascinating in their own ways. The first-person story of searching out a long-forgotten boxer in Miami is an outstanding piece. One of the top-3 sports stories I have ever read is in this book -- it deal [...]


    4. An interesting if uneven connection. The main theme, purposeful or not, running through at least a third of the stories was football and the injuries associated with it. From stories such as "this is your brain on football " to articles about the after football lives of Ted Johnson and Bernie Kosar we are given repeated examples of the price for the spectacle we enjoy each football season. It is true, were this many people being injured long term doing anything else, be it skateboarding or auto [...]


    5. I read this (cover to cover) rather quickly. Some of my favorites: there were several on head injuries in the NFL, and I liked all of those; “(Still) Life” by Skip Hollandsworth about a boy paralyzed in a high school football game; “Allonzo Trier Is in the Game” by Michael Sokolove about a 10-year-old basketball prospect; “The No-Stats All Star” by Michael Lewis about Shane Battier; “The Revolutionary” by Richard Hoffer about pole-vaulter Dick Fosbury; “Life Throws Bernie Kosar [...]


    6. A solid collection of sports writing that, despite its few misses, gives a great snapshot to what truly makes sports so indelible: the heart and character, or lack thereof, of its participants.Some of the stories are pointless (I still don't recognize any reason to include the chapter on Greg Lemond) and some are overkill (three stories on brain trauma in football seems a bit much). However, there are times when the stories truly capture what works in sports writing: giving us a glimpse into the [...]


    7. nytimes/2009/02/15/magThis alone is a game-changing article. Additionally, “Allonzo Trier Is in the Game," “(Still) Life,” and sentimentally "Ripped (Or Torn Up?)" make-up for some of the diminished returns on 2010's more concussive stories.


    8. Great collection of sports writing from across America. Unlike several prior editions, this year's strories are about more mainstream sports. A few are about the tragedy of concussions in football and the NFL's stonewalling about the condition.


    9. This wasn't the best edition of the anthology (I've read the first 20) but I love the series. Over the years there have been some amazing stories, well-written and very moving. There just wasn't that standout story for 2010.


    10. I like sports writing, especially good sports writing. How could I go wrong with this collection? It had nice coverage (from skiing and baseball to tennis and running), though it was heavy on articles related to brain injuries in football. I loved the one on Jose Canseco (yes, he's a total weirdo).


    11. You can always get a sense of the themes of the sports year from these books. In 2010 it was "concussions" usually, though not always, in football. Gammons is not as maudlin as some recent guest editors, but the writing didn't always sparkle. Interesting stories, though.


    12. The Best American Sports Writing 2010 (Best American Sports Writing) by Peter Gammons (Editor), Glenn Stout (Series Editor) (Mariner 2010) (796) is uneven at best. I skimmed all of the twenty or so entries and found a couple to be interesting. 3/10, finished 7/16/11.


    13. Many essays about concussions in football and the role of sabermetrics in basketball were way ahead of their time.



    14. One great story--about a paralyzed football player--the rest mediocre or worse. With such a broad subject matter, too many similar stories.


    15. More newspaper-y stories. And the Gammons must have been in a bad mood when he picked these, as the collection is mostly depressing tales of greed, failure, injury and the like.




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