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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Reilly Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 and the psychological battlefield that is the rock-paper-scissors championship to the underground world of illegal jart throwing and 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Blanchette | 4/10/2012

    " Interesting and funny, this is a solid read for both casual and diehard sports fans alike! It is amazing what some people do for fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Doug | 4/26/2011

    " Very entertaining book from Reilly, who is almost always funny, although a total smart aleck, about non-mainstream sports, from women's football to competive sauna sitting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brent | 4/14/2011

    " This was a fun, easy read that I found both entertaining and informative. Rick Reilly's writing makes me laugh and managed to introduce me to a lot of nonsense that others call sports. Even a marginal sports fan would enjoy this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mark | 3/8/2011

    " While parts of this are really funny (esp. the chapter on the sport of chess boxing... or the one on why baseball is a dumb game), overall the book stoops to frat boy humor (booze, puke & chicks) and frat boy language way too often for me to recommend it. "

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