Bigger than the game: Bo, Boz, the punky QB, and how the '80s created the modern athlete

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A mesmerizing look at the year when American athletics went corporate, villains replaced heroes, and sports stars became superstars. Greed and excess defined the 1980s, and the sports world was no exception. Shifting from the love of the game to the love of money, athletes made the transition from representing honor and humility to becoming brash and branded. Capturing the stories of headliners who capitalized on this trend, Bigger Than the Game charts the rise (and sometimes spectacular fall) of four athletes over the span of one of the most dramatic eras in sports. Meticulously researched, with stirring, you-are-there reporting, Bigger Than the Game assembles a cast that includes Jim McMahon, who took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl glory despite his penchant for partying and his aversion to following the game plan; Brian Boswoth, the university of Oklahoma linebacker who mugged for the cameras while calling the NCAA a communist organization; Bo Jackson, who pursued promising careers in both pro football and baseball; and Len Bias, poised to ensure the Boston Celtics' dominance but died of a cocaine overdose just one day after the draft. Also packed with portraits of folk heroes such as "Refrigerator" Perry and Michael Jordan, Bigger Than the Game offers a riveting ride for every sports fan.
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ils:.b30099146BookBooksEnglishGotham Books, [2010]xi, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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subject_facetAthletes -- United States
Nineteen eighties
Sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century
title_displayBigger than the game : Bo, Boz, the punky QB, and how the '80s created the modern athlete
title_fullBigger than the game : Bo, Boz, the punky QB, and how the '80s created the modern athlete / Michael Weinreb
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Nineteen eighties
Sports