Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game On

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Inside the Ropes
SPORTSWRITERS GET THEIR GAME ON

EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
ZACHARY MICHAEL JACK | UNIVERSITY
OF NEBRASKA PRESS | LINCOLN & LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction - Full-Court Journalism xi
  • Paul Gallico, Fountainhead 1
  • The Feel 3
  • Winter 15
  • The Hans Brinker Complex 17
  • The Deer Hunter 31
  • Across the Disappearing Finish Line 39
  • The Backstory 58
  • Bench Press, or Becoming a Girl Again 64
  • Flight of Fancy 72
  • A Ski Mountaineer and a History of Tragedy 80
  • Hockey 102
  • Spring 113
  • My Trip to the Show (Part Ii) 115
  • Foaming at the Mouth 125
  • Get Somebody Loose! 143
  • Bad, Brutal Fun 155
  • Dragon Boat Racing - Unleash the Dragon … Boats 174
  • It Isn't a Snap 179
  • Reaching Her Peak 184
  • Pickles 195
  • Fishing with the Shad King 204
  • Summer 215
  • Running like Hell 217
  • Marine for a Day 229
  • Ruffians in the Diamond 234
  • And in This Corner, the Ghost of Ernest Hemingway 238
  • It's All in the Game 245
  • The First Fear Fandango 259
  • The Master Grappler 271
  • The Running of the Bulls - He Who Hesitates is Lunch 280
  • Fortune's Smile 283
  • Q: Why Do You Want to Race? - A: Because My Name Comes Apart 323
  • Turning It Up 328
  • Reading the River 339
  • Climb Every Molehill 352
  • Fall 363
  • Football 365
  • Le Tour D'Amour 374
  • Here the Bear and the Mafia Roam 385
  • Words Fail Me 404
  • Tournament-Tough 408
  • Race a Memorable First for 17th Man 417
  • Cry Me a River 422
  • Shuffleboard and the Future of the Sport 443
  • First Person 459
  • Source Acknowledgments 463
  • The Contributors 469
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