Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world wou...

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Title:Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History
Author:Mike Pesca
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:1455540366
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History Reviews

  • Casey
    Jun 01, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Jan Thullen
    May 23, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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    Overall, a good read for the sports nerd. Lots of great stories here in this edited volume. Some are simply fantastic, like Robert Siegel's what-if about the Brooklyn Dodgers and L. Jon Wertheim's imagined universe of sports promotion. Others raised some serious issues, like the role t...

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    I'm enjoying this book. It speculates on what might have happened in slightly different situations, like what if Nixon had been good at football (!). Read the 30 short pieces in any order. It has an extensive index, so browsing there is not a bad way in. ...

  • Nick
    Jun 12, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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    Overall, a good read for the sports nerd. Lots of great stories here in this edited volume. Some are simply fantastic, like Robert Siegel's what-if about the Brooklyn Dodgers and L. Jon Wertheim's imagined universe of sports promotion. Others raised some serious issues, like the role t...

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  • Chris
    Jun 16, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Mary Melanie
    May 27, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Kevin Larose
    May 29, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

  • Michael
    Jun 13, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Eric
    Jun 02, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Luke
    Jun 09, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Matt
    Jun 06, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Eric Matthews
    Jun 12, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Yosef Shapiro
    May 26, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

  • Mary
    Jun 17, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Allen Adams
    May 31, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

  • Brian
    Jun 03, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Colin
    Jun 05, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Chris Jaffe
    Jun 01, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

  • Jeffrey Doshna
    Jun 01, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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    Overall, a good read for the sports nerd. Lots of great stories here in this edited volume. Some are simply fantastic, like Robert Siegel's what-if about the Brooklyn Dodgers and L. Jon Wertheim's imagined universe of sports promotion. Others raised some serious issues, like the role t...

  • Kyle Olson
    Jun 01, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • James Kingman
    Jun 08, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Chris Farrell
    Jun 13, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Matthew J Walch
    Jun 10, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Marcus Jackson IV
    Jun 08, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

  • Austin Gilbert
    May 21, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

  • Rob Parsons
    May 17, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Troy Newcombe
    Jun 02, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Jack
    Jun 04, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Brendan
    Jun 16, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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    Overall, a good read for the sports nerd. Lots of great stories here in this edited volume. Some are simply fantastic, like Robert Siegel's what-if about the Brooklyn Dodgers and L. Jon Wertheim's imagined universe of sports promotion. Others raised some serious issues, like the role t...

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  • Aaron Ashcraft
    Jun 03, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/sports/sp... Sports fandom is a funny thing. Not only do we love talking about what happened in a given game or season or career, but we also love asking questions about all those things. Specifically ? what if? What if something changed fundamentally a...

    This is a real hit-or-miss mixed bag of a book. I guess that makes sense given the nature of it. Pesca is the editor, not writer. He's assembled a collection of 31 pieces by various sportswriters and fans, each taking on the question of "What if" -- what if some event in sports history...

    If you enjoy what-if scenarios, as I do, you will devour this book, as I did. The author has compiled 31 different what-if sports-related scenarios, including: What if Nixon had been good at football? What if Brandy Chastain had missed the penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup finals? Wha...

    fantastic book for fans of history and/or sports. A funny, insightful, and entertaining as hell look at some of the "what if's" of sports history, from a look at how tug of war could have changed olympic history to what would happen to basketball if the hoop were smaller. highly recomm...

    People have been debating the what ifs of sports outcomes since the earliest days of sports. Some of these entries are better than others. Overall , a good collection. ...

    This was equal parts fascinating and ridiculous, and I couldn't put it down. ...

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  • Pearl
    Jun 07, 2018

    As I kind of expected, I liked some of the essays more than others, because I cared about some of the sports or teams/individuals more than others. But some I really liked: ?What if the United States had boycotted Hitler?s Olympics??, ?What if the 1999 U.S. women?s national s...