Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans across the country are more dedicated than ever to their teams. And when it comes to sports talkaespecially all-sports radioaitas all about entertainment, information, prognostication, analysis, rankings, and endless discussion. Prominent sports-media figures in each of the three target citiesaCleveland, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.aengage in this phenomenon with a compilation of sports lists sure to delight as well as stir up debate within these already-buzzing sports communities. List topics include: ac What were the most lopsided trades in local sports history? ac Who were the most overrated athletes to play in our town? ac What local athlete had the best appearance in TV or film? ac What was the most heartbreaking loss in local sports history? ac What was the greatest single play in local sports history? ac Who are our teamas most hated rivals? ac Plus dozens of aguesta lists contributed by famous local sports and entertainment celebrities. Not only does Detroit host major pro sports teamsathe Lions (NFL), the Red Wings (NHL), the Tigers (MLB), and the Pistons (NBA)athe area also includes prominent college sports programs such as the University of Michigan. Detroitas fans are some of the most educated and fanatical in the country, thanks to the work of long-time commentators Mike Stone and Art Regner.In hiring ex-49ers head coach Steve Mariucci in 2003, not only did the Ford family believe they tabbed the right man ... With his shiny white teeth, big blue eyes and nice tan, Mariucci did look like he was born to play the role of an automobile huckster. ... While this wasna#39;t a great commercial, its value as comic relief cannot be underestimated and earned it a spot here. ... utilized many of their Lionsa#39; players and coaches, no matter how bad they were, to sell the companya#39;s Escort, Exploreranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists|
|Author||:||Mike Stone, Art Regner|
|Publisher||:||Running Press - 2008|