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The Philly Fan's Code By Mike Tanier

The Philly Fan's Code by Mike Tanier

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Summary

An original and quirky take on Philadelphia legends and the meaning of "tough athlete"

The Philly Fan's Code Summary

The Philly Fan's Code: The 50 Toughest, Craziest, Most Legendary Philadelphia Athletes of the Last 50 Years by Mike Tanier

An original and quirky take on Philadelphia legends and the meaning of

The Philly Fan's Code Reviews

"A veritable cheesesteak between covers, Mike Tanier's The Philly Fan's Code is a book no self-respecting Philadelphia sports fan can be without."
-Gregg Easterbrook, ESPN
"Honest, incisive, funny, and compulsively readable, The Philly Fan's Code is the perfect book for Philly sports fans. Mike Tanier offers a fresh take on age-old debates about the legacies of the city's most memorable and controversial athletes, inviting readers to reconsider the reputation and history of Philadelphia fans."
-Tom McAllister, author of Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly

About Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier is a senior writer at Football Outsiders and a regular contributor to The New York Times and NBCSports.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Answer in Theory, but Not in Practice
2. The Bully Who Made Us Believe
3. The Slugger Who Won Our Hearts, Eventually
4. The Man, and the Man Crush
5. The Showman We Could Not Boo. Or Could We?
6. The Babe Ruth of Backspin
7. The Haunted, Eternal Samurai
8. The Defense of the Minister
9. The Role Model for the Non-Role Models
10. He Called Us the F-Word
11. He Brooded Back at Us
12. The Idiot Man, Hallelujah
13. Better Than the Greatest, If Only Briefly
14. The Reluctant Enforcer
15. The Once and Future Captain
16. The Pan-Dimensional Catcher
17. He Left Us So He Could Stay with Us
18. The Baby Brother We Could Not Pick On. Yet.
19. The Haters' Favorite
20. The Ultimate Something or Other

Intermission: Coaches and Executives

21. The Forever Flyer
22. The Man from Lovetron
23. He Taught Us to Win, and Laid Off the Action
24. The Origin of the Booed Species
25. The Other Fighter
26. The Man Who Spoiled Memories
27. The Slaphappy Workhorse
28. The Legend We Could Love
29. He Gave His Life for Philly Toughness
30. The Agony of the Feet
31. He Nailed the Good Ol' Boy Act
32. He No Longer Takes That Fifth Day Off
33. The Spirit of '64, the Year That Wasn't
34. The Quarterback We Grew Up With
35. Point Guard for a Nation
36. Ameba, Enigma, Goaltender
37. The Thinking Man's Slob
38, 39. The Lost Brothers
40. The Forgotten Hall of Famer
41. All He Had Was Four Little Words
42. He Was Too Tall to Disappear
43. The Wildest Thing We'd Ever Seen
44. The (Briefly) Perfect Reliever
45. The Man Who Got the Credit
46. The Defenseman in the Shadows
47. Backache, Headache, Heartache
48. The Greatest Mistake
49. The Bat Who Wouldn't Leave
50. The Face of the Future

Acknowledgments

Additional information

GOR010652837
9781439905999
1439905991
The Philly Fan's Code: The 50 Toughest, Craziest, Most Legendary Philadelphia Athletes of the Last 50 Years by Mike Tanier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Temple University Press,U.S.
2011-08-26
264
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