Could This Be The Greatest Sports Book Ever?

October 11th, 2007at 08:26pm Posted by Eli

It’s like an all-sports version of Jackass!

The entertaining “Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan” is about the questions that fanatical sports fans think up when they let their minds wander.

Gallagher enacted 31 stunts that stacked the odds heavily against top athletes.

In the title event, he was in fact the winner of a tennis match in which his opponent, 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick, used a skillet instead of a racquet. As I had hoped would be the case, Gallagher, 31, writes, “the questions struck enough of a chord with the athletes that many of the best in the world were happy to put them to test on the field of play.” In the world of Gallagher, a morbidly obese goalie might protect the whole of the net with his body effectively enough to shut out an NHL team. To test that theory, the author fitted a goalie for a college club team into a fat suit. The wide-bodied netminder gave two Washington Capitals skaters fits on the ice.

Another stunt had Gallagher swimming freestyle against three-time gold medalist Josh Davis; even though Davis was restricted to doggie paddling, the result was not even close.

The book’s cover also asks the question, “Would a team of midgets be the greatest offense in baseball history?” I’m betting no on that one; not unless they were midgets with enough power and skill to do something with a fastball down the middle of the plate.

I think I might have to buy this.

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Sports,Weirdness


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