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The Best of Down Goes Brown: Greatest Hits and Brand New Classics-to-Be from Hockey's Most Hilarious Blog [Paperback]

Sean McIndoe
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Aug. 28 2012
The greatest hits from the world's largest—and most hilarious—hockey humour blog

Hundreds of thousands of hockey fans around the world are addicted to Down Goes Brown, and with good reason: Sean McIndoe is the funniest writer in hockey. His often insightful, always entertaining posts have made the site one of the top hockey blogs in the world—and definitely the most amusing. From shrewd observations to tongue-in-cheek commentary, Down Goes Brown manages to capture the essence of hockey while exposing the frequently funny side of the sport. Now, in The Best of Down Goes Brown, McIndoe himself compiles some of the blog's best-loved posts, along with a host of all-new content, in one side-splitting volume.

Packed with fan favourites, including The Code: Hockey's Unwritten Rules Revealed, The official map of an NHL rink, A complete transcript of every NHL game ever broadcast, What an official NHL trade call really sounds like, An NHLer’s guide to never saying anything interesting, The other former NHL stars who interviewed for Colin Campbell’s job, and more, many of which have become so ubiquitous that readers who have never even heard of Down Goes Brown know them by heart, the book is the ultimate gift book for hockey fans everywhere.

  • Brings together dozens of the funniest articles from the premier hockey humour blog
  • Includes the hugely popular viral hit, "The NHL's Top Secret Flowchart For Handing Out Suspensions,” and many other legendary posts
  • Features exclusive, never before seen content not available online

Sure to hit hockey fans right on the funny bone, The Best of Down Goes Brown is the ultimate anthology of the very funniest writing from the world's largest hockey humour blog.


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Praise for Down Goes Brown

"With his pointed playfulness, eye for the absurd, and smart, silly layers of punchlines and punditry, Down Goes Brown is like a puck-loving version of The Daily Show."
— Katie Baker, Grantland

"Down Goes Brown is King Lear's fool; you think he's there for comedy, but he's really the smartest guy in the play."
— Jeff Marek, Sportsnet

"Down Goes Brown makes me proud as a hockey fan and angry as a comedy writer, because he's so damn clever. Masters mockery like Datsyuk dangles."
— Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy

"Canadians may be the greatest hockey fans on earth, but we generally lack much??levity when it comes to the national passion. So thank goodness for Sean McIndoe and Down Goes Brown."
— Dave Naylor, TSN

Down Goes Brown is a blog dedicated to making fun of the NHL. This book is dedicated to collecting the best from the blog, like "A Transcript of Every Hockey Game Ever Broadcast" and "The NHL's Top Secret Flowchart For Handing Out Suspensions", and adding a bunch of new stuff that you won't find anywhere else, like "The NHL's Hall of Fame Application Form" and a "Brief History of Wayne Gretzky". Our research shows that the more copies you buy, the funnier it gets, so do yourself a favor and pick up several.

About the Author

Sean McIndoe is the funniest writer in hockey. A pioneering blogger in the world of hockey humor, he grew Down Goes Brown from nothing in 2008 to the world's biggest and best hockey humor blog. Today, Down Goes Brown is one of the most popular hockey blogs in the world. Sean is also published twice weekly by the National Post, both in print and online. He posts regularly on Grantland (one of North America's most-read sports websites), and he is regularly quoted by, or a guest on, sports radio, television, and your favorite blog or podcast.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Frequently Laugh Out Loud Funny Nov. 12 2012
By Simon
Format:Paperback
By the time I was on page 6 I had already laughed out loud on 4 separate occasions. Honestly this book is worth the purchase price if you only ever read "A Look Back at Game Seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final (which, due to a scheduling error, had to be published twelve hours early)" which is one of the best piece of satirical writing I've ever read. Seems like a great gift for that hockey lover in your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for Chapter 22 alone! Sept. 28 2012
Format:Paperback
Honestly,the cost of the book is worth it for Chapter 22 alone which gives us insight into the CBA negotiations in the usual DGB fashion. You will laugh, you will cry and then you will realize he is right and just sigh.

Much to my wife's chagrin, I have been laughing out loud to this book. A lot. You see, I usually read DGB at work but now I can read it anywhere from the convenience of my own home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic downgoesbrown Sept. 10 2012
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If you like Downgoesbrown, you'll LOVE that book. The book contains all the classics plus some new texts. The broadcast of every hockey game ever will make you laugh non-stop.

If you don't know Downgoesbrown and are an hockey fan, you're really missing something and that book will help you bring it back.

Will give you your hockey fix until everything restart on November 23rd
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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If you're in mourning over the loss of yet another hockey season, read this book. Sean McIndoe is very smart and very funny, and no one makes fun of the NHL better than he. You can't spend the rest of this lost cause of a season watching the first 'Slap Shot', so buy this book, put on some tunes, and be prepared to laugh at the sport we all love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Mind This Book Nov. 23 2012
By Mac
Format:Paperback
Zip. Bang. Pow.

These are just some of the words that come to mind. Wait, I'm writing a review for a book? Who am I talking to? Well, this is embarrassing. I'll give it a shot and here goes nothing.

DOWN GOES BROWN IS THE (<-Super CAPS) FOREMOST AUTHORITY IN HOCKEY-RELATED HUMOUR ON THE PLANET AND SECOND-MOST IN THE GALAXY (TZOGAR THE MALEVOLENT IS STILL NUMBER ONE). BUY THIS BOOK, BUY TWO, BUY ELEVENTY!

Oh, and eat healthy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down Goes Brown does it again Oct. 19 2012
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IF you've ever visited DGB's site, you know how funny he can be. If you haven't, what are you waiting for? DGB takes it to the next level with this collection. The new content had me putting down the book because I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. If you like to laugh, get this book. If you don't like to laugh, my sincere apologies. I'm sure your Canucks will do better next year.
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