Bump and Run

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000 - Fiction - 311 pages
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A black comic inside novel about the world of professional football. As the go-to guy in Las Vegas, Jack Malloy thought he knew it all, but that was before he inherited half of the New York Hawks and found that, next to the denizens of the country of Football, he was just a babe in the woods. Over the course of a single season, Malloy will get a crash course in steroids, gambling, crooked quarterbacks, idiot sportswriters, control-freak coaches and philandering announcers. He will end up with his brother and sister co-owners -- "the demon-seed twins" -- out to get him, along with his coach, the commissioner and most of his fellow owners. He will find out just how far every mogul in America who doesn't have his own football team will go to get one. And he just might wind up falling in love with Kate, the smart, funny, tough woman who also happens to be his team president. How Malloy prevails (or doesn't) against this sea of adversity is something only a writer like Mike Lupica would dare to dream up, but if you've ever wondered what you would do if you owned a football team...well, Lupica's your guy.

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User Review  - br14daga - LibraryThing

Money, greed, paparazzi, family, friends, and lovers, these are all the problems Jack Molloy, the former Las Vegas Jammer faces as he inherits the best team in the NFL. The New york Hawks. Jack ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Pro-football as viewed from the superboxes—entirely raunchy, fitfully funny.Suddenly, Jack Molloy owns an NFL team. Now a lot of people would like that. Some would kill for it, in fact. But Jack isn ... Read full review


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Michael Lupica (born on May 11, 1952 in Oneida, New York) is an American newspaper columnist. At the age of 23, Lupica began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post. In 1977, he became the youngest columnist ever at a New York newspaper when he started working for the New York Daily News. He has also written for numerous magazines during his career including Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. In 2003, he received the Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation. He has been a television anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosted his own program The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. Lupica has written both fiction and non-fiction books. His novels include Dead Air; Limited Partner; Jump; Full Court Press; Red Zone; Too Far; Wild Pitch; and Bump and Run. He also writes the Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids series. He co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells and collaborated with William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year. His other non-fiction works include The Summer of '98; Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back; and Shooting from the Lip.

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