The Great Philadelphia Fan Book

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B B& A Publishers, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 252 pages
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Philadelphia sports fans have a reputation as the roughest, toughest, most vocal and unruly fans in sports. Philly fans booed Santa, cheered, as Michael Irvin lay motionless on the Vet's hard Astroturf. Sports radio personalities Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano tell the story from the Philadelphia fan's perspective. In part a Philadelphia sports memoir, The Great Philadelphia Fan Book is also a historical and anecdotal account of the nation's passionate sports fans centering around Philadelphia's four major league teams. The authors mount a sturdy apologia that will be sure to delight Philadelphia sports fans and remind them of their unique and unabashed dedication to their hometown teams.
  

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Review: The Great Philadelphia Fan Book

User Review  - Mark Dunn - Goodreads

Great book about sports in Philadelphia and the fans. Dispells some myths about the fans (eg pelting Santa with snowballs) and confirms some others. Worth reading by anyone living in Philly or anyone who's watched one of their teams. Read full review

Review: The Great Philadelphia Fan Book

User Review  - Mark Dunn - Goodreads

Great book about sports in Philadelphia and the fans. Dispells some myths about the fans (eg pelting Santa with snowballs) and confirms some others. Worth reading by anyone living in Philly or anyone who's watched one of their teams. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
The Pain
11
Anatomy of the Fanatic
21
Birth of the Boos
29
Snow Job
34
And Other Bum Raps
41
Battling the Blues
44
Americas Showplace
47
The Curious Mr Schmidt
129
That Guy in France
137
Rally for Reggie
144
Trinity of Our Disappointment
146
Billy Tibbetts Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
156
A Debate Starter
158
The 1993 Phillies
160
Amazing Grace
165

The Beloved Bullies
51
God Bless Kate Smith
59
The Day We Got to Burt Hooton
62
The 20002001 Sixers
65
Cowboys
73
Moments to Savor
82
Guys Guys Guys
85
Just Plain Buddy
93
Bobby vs Bob
97
The Ultimate Philly Event
105
The Good Doctor
113
The Guys We Loved to Hate
118
Our Ten Most Embarrassing Moments
167
The Vet
175
Richie We Hardly Knew Ye
186
Voices Weve Loved
190
Saluting the President
197
The Good Son
199
The Uniforms They Wore
207
Rendell
211
The Old Timers
217
The Future Can Only Get Better Right?
222
Index
231
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Glen Macnow is a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He brings his vast knowledge of sports to listeners on SportsRadio 610 WIP. Glen lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

Anthony Gargano is a former writer for the New York Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer, writing in-depth athlete profiles. He hosts a midday program on SportsRadio 610 WIP. Anthony lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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