An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport: With random thoughts from childhood. And with random thoughts from times other than childhood . . .

An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport: With random thoughts from childhood. And with random thoughts from times other than childhood . . .

Kenny Mayne


Book Details:

ISBN: 0307396193
EAN: 9780307396198
ASIN: 0307396193
Publisher: 3 Rivers Press
Publication Date: 2009-02-03
Number of Pages: 256
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Part activities dictionary, half memoir, half authentic, and half thoroughly made up–a historical past of the world's such a lot cherished sports.

Kenny Mayne is the little guy who turns out to stay inside of your television. From web hosting ESPN's SportsCenter considering that 1995, saying significant occasions just like the Kentucky Derby, his weekly pregame segments for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown known as "The Mayne Event," and his reality-TV lifestyles on Dancing with the celebs and speedy automobiles & Superstars to his ubiquitous ads for corporations comparable to Top-Flite and GMC, you virtually can't move an afternoon with no seeing Kenny in your reveal.

Herein, Kenny has escaped the television monitor to deliver his irreverent (bordering on surreal) sensibility to the published web page. half nostalgic memoir (like the summer time local child Mark Sansaver hit 843 domestic runs in yard Wiffle ball), half Dave Barry-esque riffs (like explaining bocce to non-Italians), half scholarly tract (includes the origins of take on football), and half metafiction (see "Time-outs") . . . all with illustrations drawn by way of Kenny's daughters, An Incomplete and faulty heritage of activity is what Kenny calls his anti coffee-table ebook, or Coaster.

"Kurt Vonnegut by no means wrote a publication approximately activities. This one will do exactly fine."
–Daily Racing Form

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