The only game in town: sportswriting from the New Yorker

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For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. Featuring brilliant reportage and analysis, profound profiles of pros, and tributes to the amateur in all of us, The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench.Including such authors as Roger Angell and John Updike, both of them synonymous with New Yorker sportswriting, The Only Game in Town also features greats like John McPhee and Don DeLillo. Hall of Famer Ring Lardner is here, bemoaning the lowering of standards for baseball achievement—in 1930. A. J. Liebling inimitably portrays the 1955 Rocky Marciano–Archie Moore bout as “Ahab and Nemesis . . . man against history,” and John Cheever pens a story about a boy’s troubled relationship with his father and “The National Pastime.”From Tiger Woods to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in The Only Game in Town. At The New Yorker, it’s not whether you win or lose—it’s how you write about the game.
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table_of_contents A deeper game., A man-child in Lotusland /, A sense of where you are /, A stud's life /, Ahab and Nemesis /, Back to the basement /, Born slippy /, Br'er Rabbit ball /, Dangerous game /, From the bleachers:, Game plan /, Home and away /, Hub fans bid Kid adieu /, Immortals., Introduction /, Last of the Metroziods /, Legend of the sport /, Musher /, Net worth /, No obstacles /, Out of left field., Personal best., Playing Doc's game /, Project knuckleball /, Race track /, SNO /, Swimming with sharks /, Tennis personalities /, The Sandy Frazier dream team /, The Web of the game /, The art of failure /, The chosen one /, The greens of Ireland /, The long ride /, The national pastime /, The only game in town /, The running novelist /
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title The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker
title_alt New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)., The only game in town :
title_display The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker
title_full The only game in town : sportswriting from the New Yorker / edited by David Remnick
title_short The only game in town :
title_sort only game in town sportswriting from the new yorker
title_sub sportswriting from the New Yorker