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Book Excerpts That Don’t Suck

Book Excerpts That Don’t Suck

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Book Excerpts That Don’t Suck

The Mysteries Of Seve Ballesteros, And The Ryder Cup Loss That Changed Everything

The following is an excerpt from The Cup They Couldn’t Lose by Shane Ryan, available for purchase now from Hachette. “Seve and I shared a car at one point as we traveled to get our clubs fixed in 1979 . . . I tried to explain that it’s a much easier game from the fairway […]

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How A Whim And Some Hustle Gave Rise To The Women’s Pro Football Team The Houston Herricanes

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How To Get Away With Making An Ultraviolent Video Game

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Thursday Night Hoops

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Götz von Berlichingen Had A (Literal) Iron Fist And A Front-Row Seat To The Military Revolution

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Not Even Richard Marx Gets The Girl When The Other Guy Is The Great One

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Good Old Street League

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“My Friend Is Here To See The Girls”

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Who Could Want This Rose?

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It Took One Summer For Michael Jordan To Become The Future Of The NBA

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I’ve Been Sleeping With A Shovel Under The Bed

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A Couples Therapist Explains Wilt Chamberlain’s Most Impressive Record (No, Not That One)

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A Day At The “Largest Festival For Dogs In North America” Where My Dog Was, Quite Frankly, Robbed Of His Accolades

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Walt “Clyde” Frazier, The Clydes, And The Invention Of NBA Cool

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Inside Vince McMahon’s Aspirational, Transactional, Utterly All-American Friendship With Donald Trump

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The Running Back Who Reads Emily Dickinson

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Before There Was Colin Kaepernick, There Was Toni Smith-Thompson

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The Rolling Devils Took On Non-Disabled Teams And Invented Wheelchair Sports

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