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Download ESPN Sports Almanac 2000: Information Please (ESPN INFORMATION PLEASE SPORTS ALMANAC) epub

by Michael Morrison,Gerry Brown

North America's most popular sports almanac returns with new facts, new records, and more fun than ever before. Like its hugely successful predecessors, this new volume combines essays from great sportswriters and top ESPN personalities, easily accessed facts, in-depth statistics from ESPN's Inside the Numbers team, hundreds of photographs, and thousands of charts and tables. It reviews the year's top ten highlights of each sport, reflects every notable change in the sports world over the past year, and gives a full recap of the World Series and major competitions for professional and amateur alike. With more than 950 fact-filled pages, this extraordinary fusion between two trusted sports resources is as entertaining as it is informative. It's the perfect gift for the sports fan who always knows the latest scores and can never have enough information.
Download ESPN Sports Almanac 2000: Information Please (ESPN INFORMATION PLEASE SPORTS ALMANAC) epub
ISBN: 078688472X
ISBN13: 978-0786884728
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: Michael Morrison,Gerry Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Hyperion (November 24, 1999)
Pages: 960 pages
ePUB size: 1726 kb
FB2 size: 1949 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 602
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ESPN always puts out a good almanac, and this is of the same quality of years past. It provides data for the past year for all of the major sports (baseball, football - college/pro, basketball - college/pro, hockey), plus racing, soccer, amateur sports, world sports, and some business information, too. It's nice that it provides a lot of historical data, too, single-season and career records. It's probably not the guide if you want all of the historical baseball information ever (or something like that for any other sport), but it's authoritative in its scope of all sports.
Like any almanac, the yearly data quickly ages. I suppose I would rather them carry data for the 2000-01 NFL season, for example, rather than the 1999-2000 season, but I suppose that given the continuous nature of the sport seasons, they have to make a trade-off for one sport.
It's very good; I highly recommend it for any sports fan with a knack for trivia or who frequently finds themselves asking (or arguing) about records and statistics and superlatives.
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When it comes to sports, the letters that come to most people's mind are ESPN. Those letters have stood for sports for the last two decades. And the Sports Almanac delivers, every year.
This book is for everyone from the casual sports fan to the stats geek. It covers all sports. (At least every one I could think of!) For the amount of content and the price, you can't beat it!
I haven't missed the Information Please Sports Almanac during its entire run...For the true sports fan, this is the book to have...Stats, Who's Who, even Obituraries...And with the backing of THE sports leaders, ESPN, the wealth of knowledge and insight becomes that much deeper...You won't get EVERYTHING here (that's why each sport still has its own records manual), but you'll definitely get enough to keep you busy...
I own a world almanac for knick-knack arguments and discussions, but I have found that when I am locked up in a heated sports debate, there is NO SUBSTITUTE for this book! It's the best! It's easy to read, and it has info on all of the sports that I care about (and even on some sports I could care less about!). It not only covers the pure stats of the games, but it also covers some facts about the arenas in which they are played! That, coupled with the in depth and far reaching historical material that it houses make this indespensible for the avid sports nut!
When my son was 8 the teachers said we needed to get him to like reading more-he loved sports, but wasnt too into his academics. A friend suggested getting him a sports almanac-little did I know this would be the book that unlocked his interest for reading! He now likes to read the biographies of great players from the past! Every year, I know that he looks forward to getting it-because he says-"mom you didnt forget the almanac did you?" The ESPN Almanac is the BEST!
This is the best sports almanac you'll ever find! It is full of interesting facts about every sport and all the information you'll ever want to know. I highly reccomend this book to anyone who likes sports.
This book is a must-have for every sports fan. There are other books out there masquerading as sports almanacs, but no other sports reference book comes close to matching the comprehensive information contained in this one. The features from ESPN personalities also add to the value of this book.
The ESPN Sports Almanac is the most complete source of sports information on the planet. It has everything in it from baseball to badminton to the history of the soap box derby. There are other sports almanacs out there, but none comes close to measuring up. This book should be on the desk of every sports fan.