You Lose Some, You Lose Some: The Greatest Screwed-Up Seasons, Gruesome Games, Failed Favorites, Pitiful Players, and Fouled-Up Franchises in the History of Sports

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9781578601837: You Lose Some, You Lose Some: The Greatest Screwed-Up Seasons, Gruesome Games, Failed Favorites, Pitiful Players, and Fouled-Up Franchises in the History of Sports

Sports fans have been slammed with tales of triumphant heroes, remarkable willpower, brilliant strategists, and against-all-odds comebacks. History, after all, is written by the winners.
This book isn't about them.
You Lose Some, You Lose Some focuses on those "other" competitors — the ones who distinguished themselves by holding tight to the losing end of the stick. The ones who had a shot at greatness but fumbled the handoff, dropped the easy fly ball, or bricked the breakaway layup. The ones like Chris Webber with his infamous time out, the 1919 Black Sox, Mary Decker and her fall from Olympic victory, and the Stanford football team of 1982. Lou Harry and Eric Furman tell these stories and more in candid, humorous, fact-filled entries.

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In YOU LOSE SOME, YOU LOSE SOME, Furman and Harry recall such familiar losers as:

· Bobby Riggs’ battle-of-the-sexes humiliation against Billie Jean King

· Mary Decker’s Olympic meltdown versus Zola Budd

· Greg Norman’s titanic crash and burn at the ’96 Masters

Plus such lesser-know failures as:

· The college football squad that lost 222-0

· The NFL team whose fate was sealed by the brush of a Zamboni

· The "other" team in the famed Hoosiers basketball match-up

From the Author:

"...in order to have winners, you’ve got to have losers. And guess what? We’re all losers. Each and every one of us. We’ve lost way more than we’ve won in our lifetimes. And we’re in good company. Michael Jordan. Muhammad Ali. Donald Trump. Bill Clinton. All, at one time or another, losers."

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