An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport-logo

An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport

Kenny Mayne

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Description:

Painstakingly faithful to its title, Kenny Mayne's book is neither complete nor is it particularly accurate. Ostensibly an A-to-Z encyclopedia of all known sports, many sports are never mentioned. There's not a word about rugby, volleyball, roller derby, swimming, or (shockingly) Basque pelota or shinty. There is a chapter about sliding, but none about skiing. Competitive eating and rhythmic gymnastics will have to wait for another book. However, there are roughly eight chapters about tackle football-"the greatest sport in the world, and everyone knows it"-and a good four or five about horse racing, so quit complaining before you've even heard the book. There will be plenty of time for complaining after you've finished it. Those sports that are covered in the book are examined with exhaustive inattention to unretained detail. Many chapters have nothing to do with sports. For instance, the chapter on hunting is about hunting for a hassle-free, triple-tall Americano, light on the water. So, then, what exactly is An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport? Part nostalgic memoir (like the summer Mark Sansaver hit 843 home runs in backyard Wiffle ball), part Dave Barry-esque riffs (like explaining bocce to non-Italians), part scholarly tract (it includes the origins of tackle football), and part metafiction (see "Time-outs"), it is what Kenny calls his anti-coffee-table book.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:05

Introduction
Introduction

08:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:23