Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer: The 101 Worst Ideas in Sports by Greg Wyshynski

By Greg Wyshynski

Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer: The a hundred and one Worst rules in activities History chronicles activities' such a lot notorious occasions, ill-fated rules and unlucky developments. Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer deals hilarious essays and well-researched arguments that take on foolish activities phenomena (Bad inspiration #101. Hulk Hogan, Thespian: "Eat your center out, Meryl Streep!") whereas tough the various activities world's such a lot respected traditions (Bad thought #5 The Bronze Medal: "A trinket whose purely function is to remind athletes that they are in the direction of fourth position than they're to first place.").
Rating his entries in keeping with how egregious, embarrassing and harmful the occasions have been to the events concerned; how idiotic the criteria have been at the back of their disasters; and chiefly else, whether or not they have been an immediate insult to the history of the activities themselves, Wyshynski goals to spark debate concerning the such a lot debatable moments and concerns in activities background.

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His first opportunity came on the FOX network’s Celebrity Boxing special, which featured Z-level stars pummeling each other. Bol won by decision over former Chicago Bear William “Refrigerator” Perry and donated the purse to the Sudanese refugees. At least Bol threw a few punches as a boxer. For his next fund-raising stunt, the big guy gained even more publicity for his cause but ended up embarrassing a minor league team and its fans by never actually performing as an athlete. The Central Hockey League’s Indianapolis Ice—known for in-rink sumo matches and pink jerseys for Valentine’s Day—signed Bol to a contract and announced that he would appear against the Amarillo Gorillas on November 16, 2002.

Some fans ate this up, feeling a personal connection with their favorite ballplayers by owning a few millimeters of material. It’s the same vinculum that I feel when I go to the stadium and take a deep breath, knowing that somewhere mixed in with the oxygen and pollen might just be a few of Mike Piazza’s snot molecules. All of this game-worn gimmickry was well and good until October 2003, when cardmaker Donruss announced that it was slicing up an authentic Babe Ruth 1925 New York Yankees jersey for insertion into 2,100 packs of cards over the next three years.

I know, I’m just the ghost of a Saint Bernard and thus no expert, but I still can’t believe that the powers-that-be in Major League Baseball let mommy own the Reds for 15 years. I guess things were OK for the first eight or so. I remember hearing how Schottzie used to run around and “make” all over the outfield turf, so things couldn’t have been all that bad, right? But the kibbles sure did hit the bits around 1992. ” He also testified that Marge had a Nazi swastika armband in her home; she corroborated the story.

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