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|Read Epub õ The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam ò For the woman whose significant other spends hours glued to ESPN comes a fun and irreverent guide to understanding and enjoying the male dominated world of spectator sports From The Smart Girl s Guide to SportsWelcome, ladies This book will not make you a sports expert It will not make you put down a great novel to watch football, or stop you from helping your kids with their homework because you have to watch the last five minutes of a basketball game It will, however, give you a glimpse of why men do these things And it will allow you to enjoy sports really, I swear The beautiful thing about sports, unlike, say, neurosurgery, is that a little bit of knowledge is not a dangerous thing If you re amidst a herd of men and the topic turns to sports, you only need to know a few key points and you re in If the discussion turns to home runs, for instance, and you say, Yes, but there s never been anything exciting than when McGwire and Sosa were after Maris s record, you instantly win a new kind of respect from the testosterone crowdWe don t have the sports gene men have We have other, better ones Thus, this book aims to give you only the most fundamental, most fun, and most entertaining information the tools to enjoy sports, or to participate in the game in whichever way you choose The Smart Girl s Guide to Sports covers all the major professional sports football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, soccer, boxing, and even car racingEach chapter includes a Here s How It Works section that explains the basics of the game profiles of each sport s timeless greats and contemporary cool players and a funny, readable glossary of key terms Although the edition I bought was from 2005, still, all that affected was what team who was on and the fact that Tiger Woods was not yet on the author s list of Stars Behaving Badly I knowthan I want to know about the latter, and the former is easily enough checked up on I found two things remarkable reading this book how little I knew going in, and how easy Liz Hartman Musiker made it to learn it I took notes, but did not actively study them, and still I know reamsnow than I eve Although the edition I bought was from 2005, still, all that affected was what team who was on and the fact that Tiger Woods was not yet on the author s list of Stars Behaving Badly I knowthan I want to know about the latter, and the former is easily enough checked up on I found two things remarkable reading this book how little I knew going in, and how easy Liz Hartman Musiker made it to learn it I took notes, but did not actively study them, and still I know reamsnow than I ever thought I would or would want to I know what a skyhook is, and that Kareem Abdul Jabbar was famous for them With genuine affection for her subject combined with humor and an equally genuine understanding of the bafflement and lack of interest some women I feel, she hits the highlights and covers the bases Sorry I mean, I read this purely for Jeopardy But it s actually interesting Thing is, though, if I m ever in a position to use one of her guaranteed lines to make you a goddess in men s eyes, I d probably be giggling too much to make it work Football Oh, man, though the Drive There s never been anything to match that 99 yards Right up there with one of the worst books I ve ever read I read this because although I m a huge baseball and hockey fan, there are things about other sports that I don t understand Reading a book that simplified the other sports in a way I could understand appealed to me and I thought this book would be a good read.But I was wrong Oh so wrong Sure, I learned a few basic things But this book is full of blatant sexism that it just pissed me off It appalls me that it s written by a woman wh Right up there with one of the worst books I ve ever read I read this because although I m a huge baseball and hockey fan, there are things about other sports that I don t understand Reading a book that simplified the other sports in a way I could understand appealed to me and I thought this book would be a good read.But I was wrong Oh so wrong Sure, I learned a few basic things But this book is full of blatant sexism that it just pissed me off It appalls me that it s written by a woman who perpetuates the stereotypes that women are nothing but airheads obsessed with hot men, purses, and pedicures The content in the book wasn t the greatest either There was so muchabout each sport the author could have explained, but didn t Don t even get me started on the absence of soccer in this book Crap, utter crap I got made fun of for reading it, but I swear that I really understand the rules of football now And I still like hockey the best.