Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols

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Notes

1. The Need for Heroes

1. Peggy Noonan, “Three Presidents: One Lesson,” Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2001.

2. James T. Farrell, My Baseball Diary (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998), 189.

3. Michael Sokolove, Hustle: The Myth, Life and Lies of Pete Rose (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990), 173.

4. Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, The Baseball Hall of Shame 3 (New York: Pocket Books, 1987), 52.

5. Nash and Zullo, Baseball Hall of Shame, 52.

6. Shaquille O’Neal on Meet the Press, February 11, 2001.

7. Alan Schwarz, “In the Spirit of Koufax,” New York Times, September 9, 2001.

8. Bob Andelman, Why Men Watch Football (Lafayette LA: Acadian House, 1993), 4.

9. Andelman, Why Men Watch Football, 47.

10. Kate Douglas, “When You Wish upon a Star,” New Scientist (London) 179, no. 2408 (August 16, 2003): 26.

11. Andelman, Why Men Watch Football, 24.

12. Andelman, Why Men Watch Football, 45.

13. Andelman, Why Men Watch Football, 39.

14. Josh Elliott, “Field of Dreams,” Sports Illustrated, October 6, 2003, 34.

15. Russell Baker, quoted in Dan Gutman, Baseball Babylon (New York: Penguin Books, 1992), 348.

16. Farrell, My Baseball Diary, 187, 192.

17. Laurie Nicole Robinson, “Professional Athletes—Held to a Higher Standard and Above the Law,” Indiana Law Journal 73, no. 5 (1998): 2.

18. Robinson, “Professional Athletes,” 2.

19. Roger Angell, A Pitcher’s Story: Innings with David Cone (New York: Warner Books, 2001), 106.

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Table of contents

  • Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • 1. the Need for Heroes 1
  • 2. the Psyche of the Athlete 17
  • 3. Baseball Gambling Scandals 33
  • 4. Football Gambling Scandals 58
  • 5. Basketball Gambling Scandals 69
  • 6. Self-Destructive Athletes 101
  • 7. Athletes and Violence toward Women 138
  • 8. Athletes and Murder 178
  • 9. Violence between Athletes 197
  • 10. Athletes’ Mental Health Problems 220
  • Epilogue 240
  • Notes 249
  • Index 265
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