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The Salt Lake Loonie: & Other Stories Every Fan Should Know [Hardcover]

Brett Matlock , Jesse Matlock , Hayley Wickenheiser , Dwight Allott

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Book Description

Aug. 30 2011 Tbs
 Encompassing some of the most revered moments in sports history as well as some of the most forgotten, The Salt Lake Loonie & Other Stories Every Sports Fan Should Know by Brett and Jesse Matlock is a survival guide to table-top sports talk.

Arming the greenhorn and the journeyman sports fan with new insights and takes on sports stories that cover the classical to the comical--what was "the Curse of the Bambino"? Who won the so-called "Battle of the Sexes" in tennis? What is the real story behind "The Salt Lake Loonie"? Organized by themes and identifiied by fun sport symbols, The Salt Lake Loonie makes for an easy and engaging read. Fast Facts are interspersed throughout, arming sports fans with new insights and fun bits of trivia. With an introduction by Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser and illustrations by Dwight Allott, The Salt Lake Loonie is destined to be the "sports bible" that every fan will love.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 201 pages
  • Publisher: University of Regina Press (Aug. 30 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889772398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889772397
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 15.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

 Brett and Jesse Matlock were born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan. Growing up in a sports-centric family pushed both Brett and Jesse to a love of sport. The brothers Matlock have rounded sports pedigrees: Junior and University hockey, provincial track teams and baseball prospect camp. With degrees in sociology and anthropology from the University of Regina, both Brett and Jesse have studied the cultures of people with a specific interest in the role of sports. Brett's Master's thesis studies just that phenomenon: the role of sports in rural society. By delivering new perspectives and taking on sports history, Brett and Jesse have a knack for reigniting the feelings fans get when witnessing sports history.

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