Mad As Hell(1996)
How Sports Got Away from the Fans - and How We Get It Back
A non fiction book by Mike Lupica
Sky-rocketing salaries, ticket prices shooting through the roof, leagues going on strike, teams up and leaving their cities--how is a fan to stay loyal amidst the chaos of contemporary sports? From one of sportswriting's best-known commentators, this is a manifesto for fans everywhere. Provocative and hilarious, it explains how players, agents, owners and commissioners brought sports to this sorry state, and how fans can take back the stands.
Sports columnist Mike Lupica explores--in his usual unabashed way--the divisive issues compromising professional sports and alienating fans. Raising his voice on behalf of disgruntled fans everywhere, he's angry, over the top--and often hilarious. Lupica takes aim at owners and players alike, popping off a litany of ills (greed, free agency, no loyalty) as well as solutions (creating a fan's lobby, paying college athletes, boycotting certain owners, eliminating guaranteed contracts). Mad As Hell is essential reading for every self-respecting sports fan.
Used availability for Mike Lupica's Mad As Hell
October 1996 : USA Hardback
October 1997 : USA Paperback