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Sports from Hell
Rick Reilly

My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition

Doubleday
May 2010
On Sale: May 4, 2010
224 pages
ISBN: 0385514387
EAN: 9780385514385
Hardcover
$26.00
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Non-Fiction Sports

The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet.

What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out on a global journey—with stops in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, England, and even a maximum security prison at Angola, Louisiana—to discover the answer to this enduring question.

From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing to the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship, to the underground world of illegal jart throwing, to several competitions that involve nudity, Reilly, in his valiant quest, subjected himself to both bodily danger and abject humiliation (or, in the case of ferret legging, both).

These fringe sports offer their participants a chance to earn a few bucks and achieve the eternal glory that is winning—even when the victory in question might strike some as pointless, like the ability to sit in an oven-hot sauna for the longest time. It's debatable whether these sports push the body or just human idiocy to the outermost limits, but one thing is for sure: Sports in Hell is laugh-out-loud hilarious and will deliver plenty of unabashed fun.

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All Things Considered - June 13, 2010
Good Morning America - May 3, 2010

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