Want to hear something depressing? Andy Roddick could
probably beat you in tennis even if he used a frying pan instead
of a racket. (Photo credit: www.todd33.com)
While we here at Sports Pros(e) don't read as much as we probably should, every now and again a book will stimulate our minds so much we have to brag to others that we have, in fact, read a book recently.
Done. Thank you so much, Todd Gallagher.
I first discovered this book on a table of giveaway books at the office. The title caught my attention so he cracked it open to a passage discussing the likelihood that an all-midget baseball team would be a dominant offensive force. Two hours later he was getting a very interesting take on the athletic ability of female athletes. Warning: feminists will not like Gallagher's conclusion.
ARBMWAFP is irreverent, easy-to-read and appropriately snarky. There's enough self- deprecating humor to break up the stats and it's fascinating to get inside the mind of a pro athlete. These guys are so intense, so focused on winning that they take even the silliest challenge like it's a World Series game. It makes the reader appreciate the mental preparation it takes to be elite at a sport.
Sports Pros(e) rating: 4 out of 5 bookmarks.