The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time (Paperback)
The essential book for any sports fan, from one of the reigning kings ofsports talk radio, Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo
Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams's .406 season or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak?
Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown? Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods?
Who was really the most important athlete of the twentieth century?If you love sports, there's only one thing better than a good game--and that's a good argument. Who's the best ever? The worst ever? Underrated? Overpaid? Now, in his long-awaited and completely original book--updated for the 2003 sports season--Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo sets up and breaks down the hundred greatest sports arguments of all time. In classic Mad Dog style, each chapter tackles a classic sports debate and takes sides with the lively and authoritative opinions that have made him one of the top radio personalities in the country. Whether you agree with The Dog--or agree to disagree with the book's often controversial conclusions--"The Mad Dog 100" is the perfect companion for any sports fan.
About the Author
Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo is co-host of the top-rated "Mike and the Mad Dog sports talk radio show on WFAN in New York City, which is also broadcast nationally on the Yes Television Network. He has won radio's most prestigious honor, the Marconi Award, as Major Market Personality of the Year.Allen St. John is a sports columnist for the "Wall Street Journal, and his recent work has been honored in" Best American Sportswriting. He has written for the "New York Times "Magazine, the "Washington Post Book World, "Playboy, "Salon, "Men's Journal, "National Geographic Adventure, and "U.S. News & World Report.
About the Author Allen St. John is the author of Bicycling For Dummies and Skiing For Dummies and is a former senior editor at Conde Nast Women's Sports and Fitness magazine. An avid recreational athlete, he has written about sports and fitness for a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines including Men's Journal, MH-18, U.S. News & World Report, Maxim, and the New York Times. He's a columnist for Skiing magazine, a regular contributor to Tennis, and a founding contributing editor for Bike, and he has covered the New York Yankees for the Village Voice for the past eight seasons as well as contributed to the hardcover book and CD-ROM, The Way Baseball Works. He lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Sally, and two children, Ethan and Emma.
Russo shows a shocking willingness to be fair, citing the evidence on both sides before choosing one.” —Wall Street Journal”Opining about sports in a spirited fashion is Chris Russo’s specialty. You don’t have to agree with him 100 percent of the time to find plenty to like and talk about on these pages.” —Bob Costas, NBC and HBO