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The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors

Hardcover $15.00

May 10, 2016 | 224 Pages

Ebook $9.99

May 10, 2016 | 224 Pages

  • Hardcover $15.00

    May 10, 2016 | 224 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    May 10, 2016 | 224 Pages

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Praise

“Fascinating, informative and hugely entertaining. This is a book I will return to again and again.”
–BILL BRYSON, author of A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything   

“”Josh Chetwynd’s study underscores the enormous influence that sports have had on our language … Chetwynd’s accomplishment is … his easy style, engaging storytelling, and charming tone, which moves from high to low culture faster than an Allen Iverson crossover dribble.”
–CHRISTOPHER J. SCALIA, The Weekly Standard

Table Of Contents

Introduction  1

Part 1. Team Sports

1. BASEBALL  7
2. BASKETBALL  43
3. FOOTBALL  55
4. HOCKEY  73
5. SOCCER  81

Part 2. Individual Sports

6. AUTO RACING 89
7. BILLIARDS (POOL)  95
8. BOWLING  103
9. BOXING  107
10. GOLF  129
11. HORSE RACING  137
12. TENNIS  163
13. TRACK AND FIELD (RUNNING)  169
14. WRESTLING  179

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