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Fun and Games : My 40 Years Writing Sports (Paperback) (Dave Perkins)

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Dave Perkins was told by a bluntly helpful university admissions officer that ?You don’t have the looks for TV or the voice for radio. You should go into print.” Which he did, first at the Globe and Mail, and then for 36 well-travelled years at the Toronto Star.

In Fun and Games, Perkins recounts hysterical, revealing, and sometimes embarrassing personal stories from almost every sport and many major championships. After 40 years of encountering a myriad of athletes, fans, team managers and owners, Perkins offers unique observations on the Blue Jays and Raptors, 58 major championships’ worth of golf, 10 Olympic Games, football, hockey, boxing, horse racing, and more.
Learn why Tiger Woods asked Perkins if he was nuts, why he detected Forrest Gump in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and why Super Bowl week is the worst week of the year. Perkins exposes the mistakes he made in both thought and word ? once, when intending to type ?the shot ran down the goalie’s leg and into the net,” he used an ?i” instead of an ?o” ? and to this day, he has never found a sacred cow that didn’t deserve a barbecue.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Dave Perkins
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51861317
UPC: 9781770413122
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-0146
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