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Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer - Chuck Culpepper
Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer
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Chuck Culpepper was a veteran sports journalist edging toward burnout . . . then he went to London and discovered the high-octane, fanatical (and bloody confusing!) world of English soccer.After covering the American sports scene for fifteen years, Chuck Culpepper suffered from a profound case of... show more
Chuck Culpepper was a veteran sports journalist edging toward burnout . . . then he went to London and discovered the high-octane, fanatical (and bloody confusing!) world of English soccer.After covering the American sports scene for fifteen years, Chuck Culpepper suffered from a profound case of Common Sportswriter Malaise. He was fed up with self-righteous proclamations, steroid scandals, and the deluge of in-your-face PR that saturated the NFL, the NBA, and MLB. Then in 2006, he moved to London and discovered a new and baffling world—the renowned Premiership soccer league. Culpepper pledged his loyalty to Portsmouth, a gutsy, small-market team at the bottom of the standings. As he puts it, “It was like childhood, with beer.”Writing in the vein of perennial bestsellers such as Fever Pitch and Among the Thugs, Chuck Culpepper brings penetrating insight to the vibrant landscape of English soccer—visiting such storied franchises as Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool . . . and an equally celebrated assortment of pubs. Bloody Confused! will put a smile on the face of any sports fan who has ever questioned what makes us love sports in the first place.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767928083 (0767928083)
ASIN: 0767928083
Publisher: Broadway
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
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KCPolski
KCPolski rated it
4.0 Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer
Soccer was just on the edges of my radar in high school since we had a team. I went to a few games and was friends with the players. It drifted toward the center of my radar when MLS formed and my city had a team. As my interest in gridiron football waned over the years, soccer has moved to dead-...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
American sportswriter moves to England for love and decides to follow an EPL team and picks Portsmouth. Thought I would enjoy it more than I did since I watch the EPL every weekend and count Pompey as one of my teams. I realize this was written for a British audience but I would assume that even t...
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