Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity
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The adjectives associated with the University of Washington's 2000 football season--mystical, magical, miraculous--changed when Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry's four-part expose of the 2000 Huskies hit the newspaper stands: "explosive . . . chilling" ("Sports Illustrated"), "blistering" ("Baltimore Sun"), "shocking . . . appalling" ("Tacoma News Tribune"), "astounding" (ESPN), "jaw-dropping" ("Orlando Sentinel"). Now, in "Scoreboard, Baby," Armstrong and Perry go behind the scenes of the Huskies' Cinderella story to reveal a timeless morality tale about the price of obsession, the creep of fanaticism, and the ways in which a community can lose even when its team wins. The authors unearth the true story from firsthand interviews and thousands of pages of documents: the forensic report on a bloody fingerprint; the notes of a detective investigating allegations of rape; confidential memoranda of prosecutors; and the criminal records of the dozen-plus players arrested that year with scant mention in the newspapers and minimal consequences in the courts. The statement of a judge, sentencing one player to thirty days in jail, says it all: "to be served after football season." Read additional praise.
|Publisher:||Univ of Nebraska Pr|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2010|
|Number of Pages:||374|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.04|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.5 x 1.0|
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