By Greg Wyshynski
Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer: The one zero one Worst principles in activities History chronicles activities' such a lot notorious occasions, ill-fated principles and unlucky developments. Glow Pucks and 10-Cent Beer deals hilarious essays and well-researched arguments that take on foolish activities phenomena (Bad notion #101. Hulk Hogan, Thespian: "Eat your middle out, Meryl Streep!") whereas tough many of the activities world's so much respected traditions (Bad inspiration #5 The Bronze Medal: "A trinket whose purely goal is to remind athletes that they are towards fourth position than they're to first place.").
Rating his entries based on how egregious, embarrassing and harmful the occasions have been to the events concerned; how idiotic the criteria have been at the back of their disasters; and principally else, whether or not they have been an instantaneous insult to the history of the activities themselves, Wyshynski goals to spark debate in regards to the such a lot debatable moments and concerns in activities historical past.
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