Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles by Steven Gietschier
The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

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This is a collection of essays from college sports historians on several interesting moments in sports. You'll learn some things along the way, but the writing and subject matter is a little uneven. So be prepared to skim a little as you go through it.
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What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters ”each chapter tracks down the real story behind the epic moments and legendary careers sports fans love to debate. Topics include Abner Doubleday and the origins of baseball; the era-defining 1979 duel between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson; how Denver and Cleveland relive The Drive; the myths surrounding the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle; Billie Jean King's schooling of Bobby Riggs; the Miracle on Ice; and ESPN's conquest of the sports world. Filled with eye-opening lore and analysis, Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles is an entertaining look at what we think we know about sports.
 

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Published November 13, 2017 by University of Illinois Press. 232 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors.
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Reviewed by Budd Bailey on Dec 17 2017

This is a collection of essays from college sports historians on several interesting moments in sports. You'll learn some things along the way, but the writing and subject matter is a little uneven. So be prepared to skim a little as you go through it.

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